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Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring Watercourse

The ice was frozen this morning in this temporary wetland area.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Early Spring Fog over Last of Winter's Ice

This was a telephoto view, looking east, from the M-22 shore on the north side of the village of Suttons Bay on Monday. When I post more than one photograph, I usually save my favorite for last but am putting this one right on top. Other -- in my view, lesser -- shots follow. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ice in the Manitou Passage

Ice only offshore northwest Michigan and up around Drummond Island at the eastern end of the U.P. The rest of Lake Michigan is ice-free, Erie and Ontario are open, and Lake Superior still frozen. This is according to my friend reporting what she'd seen on the Canadian Ice Service site.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Snow Retreats, Ice Lingers On

A long look inland discovers irregular patterns of snow cover and last year's leaf litter beneath the trees in the woods. The patches of snow have been growing smaller every day. It takes but a glance over Lake Michigan to see a different story, however, and there is snow in the forecast for this coming Monday.