The evidence of a harsh winter clings to the Algoma, Wisconsin lighthouse and pier. This is a view from Algoma’s harbor, on the western shore of Lake Michigan.
The title not only referrers to ice and snow, but to the pinkish color of the lighthouse as well. Typically, the Algoma lighthouse (or pier light) is a vibrant red. However, an inferior paint, applied a few years ago, has faded to a chalky pink. Thankfully, I’ve heard a fresh coat of paint is planned later this year.
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The sky offered larger-than-life beauty but to take advantage of the opportunity I would have to take several photos and join them together to capture this wide, panoramic view.
This is a sunrise over Lake Michigan, behind the Kewaunee, WI pier and lighthouse. I like the way this photo gives the viewer a good idea of just how long this pier extends into the lake.
Because I combined four separate images (each 24mb) to create this image, it resulted in a huge file. The file was large enough to choke my computer to a near standstill. It took me many hours, twiddling my thumbs while it processed, to arrive at the final product.
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These tiny flowers (and the ones in the background) are just the bit of cheerful color I needed while plodding through another bitter cold Wisconsin winter day. Hope it adds a bit of sprint-time warmth to your day.
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My wife, Sara, holds and comforts the newest grandchild at 10-days old. You can tell, in grandmas arms, she is in perfect peace.
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A yellow rumped warbler in its natural setting. In this case, the natural setting was a wooded area along the shores of Table Rock Lake at Branson, Missouri.
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A young father relaxes with his infant daughter. This is our son, Aaron, with week-old daughter, Eva.
I debated over whether to post the color version of this shot or stick with the sepia you see. I think the seriousness of Aaron’s face (he was watching TV) made the monochrome image more effective.
Join us in welcoming another grandchild to the family. This is Eva Grace at one week old. She is the daughter of Aaron and Hannah.
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Among our favorite birds, this handsome Eastern Bluebird was found and photographed in the trees lining the shore of Table Rock Lake, at Branson, Missouri.
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This was a very simple start to a very simple morning with the sun rising behind the lighthouse at Kewaunee, Wisconsin – on the western shore of Lake Michigan.
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These lilac blooms smell even better than they look. They bloom each summer in our back yard.
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