Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Storm Brews on Lake Michigan

Sometimes the water was a mix of grey and blue, and we saw some tremendous clouds on the horizon.  

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lake Michigan in Grey

And sometimes they were grey.  It all depended on the cloud conditions and the direction you were looking.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lovely Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan has many faces, and even in the course of a few hours she turned from lovely to angry and back again.  Here she is, looking pleasant.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Among the Water Lilies

While on vacation in Michigan, Brian's parents offered to babysit so we could take a morning fishing trip.  There was a lot of fishing and not a lot of catching, but we still had a great time enjoying a quiet morning on this pretty little pond at Baroda Township Park.  The dark clouds kept rolling through, but the sun kept peeking out and thoughtful Mother Nature waited until we were back in the truck before she decided to rain.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Oh, How I Love Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas evoke such a strong sense of place and time for me, pulling me back to my early childhood where the days seemed endless and everything seemed so much larger than life.  A row of hydrangeas ran across the side of our yard, always fully in bloom and dotted with butterflies in my mind.  I have long aspired to take a photo that really captured just how dear they are to me and finally, after many tries, I think I have one.  On a day when the sun was in full force, these lit from the back diffused the light into an image that my memory deems worthy.  Thanks to my sister-in-law for pointing out her beautiful hydrangeas hidden by the side of her house!  I hope one day the sight of hydrangeas will recall beautiful memories for you, too.