Signs of Spring?

Signs of Spring?  Not so much…


Let’s try again tomorrow, shall we?

In honor of Mother Nature’s humor, I thought I would share a few thoughts about Pre-Spring in Michigan…

  1. I shovel snow to make room for more snow, just in case!
  2. The air hurts my face…still.
  3. I have been known to garden, in the snow, because I can’t wait any longer.
  4. The teenagers wear shorts to school, in March!
  5. Yesterday was snowy and grey.  Today is sunny and the snow has melted.
  6. On a positive note, there are no mosquitoes…YET!

I hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…



Pancake Ice!


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!

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…