When Monet Paints the Sky…

I truly believe that the famous painters, of our Earth, cross over and become painters of the evening sky!  Monet had to be in charge of this beauty!

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“Every day I discover more and more beautiful things.  It’s enough to drive one mad.  I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.” ~Claude Monet

I can so relate to how Monet felt…

Get out there and create something magical today!  Leave your mark on the world!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Roda

Pancake Ice!

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We have had crazy, cold temperatures here in West Michigan.  Due to this, Mother Nature has blessed us with the gift of pancake ice. The circular ice is formed from water swirling, picking up frazzle on all sides.  The pancakes bump into one another, causing a raised rim along the outside edges.

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Pancake ice can range from 12 inches in diameter to 10 feet wide!

Here is a video!  I apologize for the noisy wind!

After spending some time in the channel, I made my way towards the pier…

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As you can see, I was the only crazy person at the lake shore!

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I came to the edge of the pier, which was solid ice.  With no guard rail and extremely high winds,  I changed lenses for it would not be safe to continue.

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I thought I would explore the beach area, for a different view…

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By now, I was turning into a Roda Popsicle!

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A little cell phone, selfie action!

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It appears that the lighthouse and keeper’s dwelling are very close together, in these shots.  I thought I would drive up the coast for a more realistic, spacial view.

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Yesterday was a magical experience.  Could I feel my toes? NO!  Could I feel my fingers?  Absolutely NOT!  Was my heart warm inside…most definitely!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Roda

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The Art of Silence

Weekly Photo Challenge – Silence

Winter is the season of silence.  It is a time I am able to easily quiet my mind and listen to my soul.  I enjoy extra time for silent reflection…a time for stillness.

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Yesterday, I was especially pulled to be out in nature.  With temperatures in the 20s and  25 mph winds, where did I feel drawn to journey?  The shores of Lake Michigan…

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“Let silence be the art you practice.” ~Rumi

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Roda

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