Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak
"Spacious Skies"

Friday, December 31, 2010

Overcast Skies

The house looks dwarf compared to the trees towering over it.  The sky was gray and the overcast made the landscape look black and white. 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sun Brust through the Gray

The sun desperately tried to break through the clouds; it did for a few moments and shined like a 'burst of fire' but not enough warmth to melt the icy earth before the clouds smothered it again.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we have no place to go
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas Bad Axe, MI-Main Street

There are still towns in this country that celebrate Christmas with Nativity Scenes on main street.  Bad Axe, Michigan-Main Street.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Her Golden Crown touched the Cold Earth's Floor

The Weeping Willow tree had shed its leaves but the slim branches had a golden-brown color that made them stand out in the landscape.

Monday, December 20, 2010

After the Storm

My favorite photos are of barns.  After the snow storm there was no movement except for gusty winds.    Very quiet and still.  Where did all the wildlife and birds go? 

Pointe Aux Bargues LIghthouse Park - Ice Covered Lake Huron


These are a few images of Lake Huron starting to freeze for the winter.  Lake Huron surrounds Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse on 3 sides.  Beautiful peaceful scene but very cold.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saginaw Bay Ice Fishing & Geese

We traveled around Sand Point and saw a lot of wild life; particularly flocks of geese flying over the frozen bay.  A few brave souls were on the frozen water ice fishing.  This was my first time of seeing ice fishing. I really don't understand the sport.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse

We visited the Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse on Lake Huron.  It was built in 1847 and has been converted to a state park.  The park was closed and it was a cold day so we were the only ones crazy enough to be walking around in the snow and cold weather.

A flurry of Gray and white Silhouettes

Roadside images of the country side after the snow storm.  Traveling to Flint, MI from Bad Axe.  A flurry of Gray and white Silhouettes against the cloudy skyline.

Friday, December 17, 2010

There was beauty and there was Chaos

On the Way to Bad Axe Christmas Party

Scenes before the snow storm hit Huron County.  It snowed during the day and I purchased my first pair of snow boots the day before the storm swept across Northern Michigan.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Trees of Winter Grace

 There was a light snow fall which outline the fields.   Winter time brings out the simple elegance and grace of trees.  Photos taken in Kinde, Michigan in the late afternoon.