This is a picture of the beach about 5 minutes down the road from where I grew up that I took a few weeks ago (the camera was still set on sepia and I didn't realize it LOL)
Here is a picture of the same area of beach I took tonight. The ice is broken up and melting. The arrows in the picture are pointing to the two towers of the Mackinac Bridge that connects the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan. (you can click on the pics to enlarge) On the horizon to the right is Mackinac Island. I have a special place in my heart for the bridge as my dad was one of the ironworkers who helped to build the "Big Mac".
This is a view from the middle of the beach. If you look really really hard you can see a lighthouse in the middle of the picture. Beyond that is Bois Blanc ("bob-lo") island.
Here is a picture to the right of the beach. You can see the "crib light" at the end of the breakwall to the right. Just beyond the breakwall is the mouth of the river that runs through our town.
The sun was sitting when I took the last three pictures-it's interesting to see the difference in the sky.
I guess growing up I never realized how beautiful Lake Huron and the Straits of Mackinac are and how blessed we are to have this in our "backyard". Soon this empty beach will be filled with sunbathers and laughing children. Iron ore freighters and sailboats ferryboats will be floating in the distance.
Here is a pic of some WIPS. I have a lot of clipping and turning and stuffing to do!
Thanks for letting me share my stompin' grounds and WIPS with you! Can't wait to see what you are working on this week!