Bill With Anastasia

Bill With Anastasia
Bill Eatmon - 1955 - 2006 Co-shepherd at Sheltering Pines from June, 1996 to August, 2006.


Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Frozen Shoreline

On Saturday, Feb. 10th, my brother and sister-in-law invited me to go down to the Shorline at Lake Michigan with them. They were going to Chequer's Pub there for a late lunch - early dinner as they serve wonderful Fish & Chips. On the way down it was dark and snowy. I had my camera along with me and snapped a shot of the sun breaking through the snow clouds.

At the Lake shore we drove down Lakeshore Drive. The waves on Lake Michigan had frozen out nearly as far as we could see. We were able to see with the naked eye a "gray line" which would have been the open water...quite a ways out. This shot was taken from up on a "bluff" driving down Lakeshore Drive. (Saugatuck, Michigan) We then went to Chequer's for Fish and Chips! After dinner we drove up to the "Oval Beach"...where in the summer it is packed with swimmers and sun bathers and people enjoying the large sand dunes. It was frozen solid and here is the view out over the beach. The sun had nearly set. It's hard to see, but if you look closely, you can see the waves on the lake frozen in time. It's an odd sight.

As we drove away, the sun had nearly set.

As we drove home I longed for spring and warmer temps!
It won't be long before lambs start arriving!


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Neat photos that reminded me of our winter in Minnesota. We lived in "lake country," but the lakes around us were much smaller. Big ice fishing country....

I wish for you wonderful homes for all the stock you have offered for sale. They sound wonderful, but I'm at my "four-ewe" limit. :-) Was hoping for lambs from your handsome Clarion, but apparently he didn't cover the ewe I bought from Lois because the clean-up ram did. Oh well!

Kathy L. said...

I want to thank you for sharing these beautiful photos with us! My family is from Washington Island, off the Wisconsin penninsula so I really miss seeing Lake Michigan, in any season. We used to be able to walk or drive across the Door to the mainland when I was a kid.
Again, thanks for sharing. It did nmy heart good to see them.

Juliann said...

How beautiful! A trip to Lake Michigan was always a special treat for me as a young thing. I love the sunset photos.

selva said...

such a beautiful pics..... i really appreciate you.... i lost myself there down the sun set.... love to walk there.... really very nice pictures.... thanks