Tag Archives: Lake Michigan

Beggar

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Beggar

My Friday Friend. With winter’s first blast rolling through with some punch, I thought it was time to bring out a little summer. Always graceful in flight, these gulls are part of beach charm. That is until they become robbers and beggars.

Driftwood Smooth

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, I found these driftwood pieces collected  in the past from Lake Michigan’s Shore. Worn, weathered, beaten and battered smooth they make a perfect subject. I shot this collection of macro shots using a background of manila braille paper, black cloth and and the back of a legal pad. I  utilized a 20mm and 36mm Extension tube. Enjoy!

Victory Climb

I grew up spending weeks of my summer climbing Lake Michigan sand dunes. Last summer I accepted the challenge, shortly after my 59th birthday of dunes climbing once again. With my Montana grown son-in-law, who is seeing such a sight for the first time, I huffed and puffed to the top.  Actually I felt pretty good, I regularly hike and bike, but my joints did register quit a protest. A satisfying personal victory.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Victory.”

Warren Dunes Climb

Warren Dunes Climb

Warren Dunes View from the Top

Warren Dunes View from the Top

Half and Half – Sunrise and Sunset

We arrived in South Haven Michigan last week to witness a wild sunset over Lake Michigan after a cold front came through. We departed from a sunrise over a calm lake and an incoming heat wave. Half and half, sunset – sunrise, wild waves – calm waters, cold front – heat wave, arrival and departure.Wild Sunset

South Haven Lighthouse

South Haven Lighthouse