Frozen Shore

The shoreline of Lake Michigan appeared in frozen beauty yesterday at Oval Beach in Saugatuck, Michigan.

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Look Around

It was amazing to see these two visions of the sky within seconds of each other. As I finished photographing the dark sky in one direction, I looked around behind me to see another beautiful view.

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Summer Solstice

The longest day of the year here in Michigan had plenty of sunshine as this Tiger Swallowtail butterfly demonstrated, soaking up the sun and nectar from flowers in a local field I discovered.

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“i” in the Sky

The sun and its reflection in Lake Michigan formed a beautiful “i” with the sunset last night. The beauty of nature never fails to amaze me. I hope you enjoy this moment as I did capturing it with my camera 🙂

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First Steps

I captured the moment this little one walked from a man to a woman, most likely its parents, on the north breakwater light in Ludington, Michigan’s Stern park as the sun was setting. This lighthouse was voted one of the top 10 lighthouses to see in the U.S. by the Weather Channel. I think this family moment added its own beauty to the scene.

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Earth Day’s End

As a tribute to Earth Day I decided to capture a sunset over Lake Michigan at the end of the day. A seagull happened to fly by at the appropriate moment which seemed to add something special to the image.

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Stars in My Eyes

The Petite Pointe Au Sable Lighthouse (The Little Point of Sand Lighthouse) was completed in 1874 along the shores of Lake Michigan. Its light rises 108 feet over the waters to signal ships the location of the shoreline. I had photographed it recently during the day and decided to try the same subject at night with the sky full of stars this time.

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Here is a wider view of the same scene shown below



I saw this Robin fly in today and couldn’t resist grabbing my camera. The Robin is the State bird of Michigan.

The wind is picking up as warmer air comes into my area of Michigan. It should reach almost 70 degrees today, but some areas just a bit south of here may reach 80 degrees! 🙂

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Nice Couple

I found this nice Northern Shoveler couple floating along the water in West Michigan yesterday. The ducks seemed to be enjoying the afternoon sunshine 🙂

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Greater Yellowlegs

I found these Greater Yellowlegs wading in water yesterday. I don’t ever remember seeing this type of bird before. I’m not sure if they spend the summer here or may have been passing through the area. In any case, I’m happy to have run across them while I had my camera with me 🙂

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