Thanks for all the lovely comments regarding the photos. I had a fun time creating them.
Must say that today the weather actually cooperated! It was beautiful and sunny. We decided to try again for the state park we had been planning on yesterday. We got there about half an hour after it was to be open only to find that there were locked gates across the entrance! Ack! We had planned on another stop after that - Michigan City, Indiana. There are two lighthouses there and we were interested to see how the ice was building up. It's not somewhere we tend to go - maybe once in the springtime as there are usually lots of daffodils there. It's funny because it was somewhere I was thinking we should go to today (normally we go further north but the weather there did not look good). When I got up this morning husband asked where we should go and I kind of shrugged and he said how about Michigan City and Warren Dunes? We were both thinking the same thing!
Anyway, we headed down towards Michigan City and got a little sidetracked by a view we could see through some streets as we drove along. We decided to take a detour and ended up on a new-to-us beach that had some gorgeous ice build-up. It was stunningly beautiful, like some sort of foreign land of ice and snow.
The beach at Michigan City was beautiful too. In Indiana the time is an hour earlier than ours, so it was still quite early when we got there, and the beach was deserted. There were beautiful patterns in the sand and ice hills. If it wasn't so cold, I could have spent hours there just wandering along.
On our way back we decided to see if Warren Dunes State Park was open. It was! We got out there, took another walk along the beach and saw more ice. There were quite a few people about. There are huge sand dunes close to the beach and in the winter people sled down them.
All-in-all it was a beautiful day. Lot of sunshine. Lots of walking. Lots of photography. It's difficult to pick a scene that made me smile today as I smiled quite a bit, but I decided on this one.
37/365 Phone Photos - Things That Make Me Smile
Here are a couple more phone photos from Michigan City
Hope everyone had a good weekend!
Beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you enjoyed seeing them.Delete
I can't quite get my head around having different time zones in one country. You could see New Year in twice couldn't you.ReplyDelete
LOL so true! The time zones stretch for such a long way though. We are close to the one that's an hour behind us, but daughter is an hour behind us and lives 600 miles away! It's quite interesting!Delete
Your winter weather is just such a totally different ball game to anything we get here. I absolutely love the photos.ReplyDelete
It did take some getting used to. I'm not a great fan of winter and for a lot of years I stayed indoors. Photography opened me up to seeing winter as quite beautiful in its own way. Still too cold though!Delete
It sounds like you had a good day and I can see you took some amazing photos again. Glad you had such a good time.ReplyDelete
It was a really good day. It was lovely to see the sunshine!Delete
Oh those are just amazing! The last photo is my favorite as it looks like the ice made a lighthouse as well.ReplyDelete
Going to the lake and seeing ice is one of the few interesting things about winter lolDelete
I'm glad that the weather co-operated for once. It looks exhilarating.ReplyDelete
It was absolutely beautiful - really cold, but beautiful!Delete