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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lake Superior Winter Splendor: Part THREE

This is the final installment of a three part series on photographs I took at the shores of Lake Superior about a week ago.




I love open water and ice formations, especially on Lake Superior.



But, in case you are bored with the last two blogposts before this one and want a short intermission first, well....


here you go:



This little guy was on the tree by my house before we left to go treasure hunting for photos on Lake Superior:







And I caught him in a blurry escape, too:






One more shot of him before we go to look at Lake Superior, then, OK?


He got bored about me and was looking out at our lake when we left.



Well, FINE then.



I will just take your fluffy backside then!:




All righty then.




Back to Lake Superior.




I had to take many shots of the red Coast Guard station because it is just so darn nice:



Back to the lake.




It was quiet out there.




But I did see others pulling up to the parking lot and getting out and snapping photos of this little island that day too:





But no one was really noticing the beauty of the surrounding ice.




Silly people.




You gotta look right under your feet!:





I can see how they got distracted, because that Coast Guard station is right next to where you can park your car and go down a tiny path:





That's okay.

I had a date with these ice lava fingers:




Followed by the snowy shores:


And we had a good time together.


It's okay.


My husband knows all about it.


And he is okay with it.


That's how we roll.....

18 comments:

Jeanette said...

Thanks for those beautiful Lake Superior photos the past few days. They certainly are gorgeous. I dontt think I have ever been in the UP in the wintertime. That should probably change sometime soon!

Brian Miller said...

great pics. nice capture of your birdy friend...buried under snwo myself this weekend...more on teh way...

DJan said...

Brrr! Those icy fingers wouldn't feel too good on my back, Joan. I love the bird, he's just gorgeous! Thanks for the journey.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Joan, I never get tired of your photos---any of them.. Going to the Lake Superior area has to be such joy during Winter...

That 5th picture from the bottom has some fabulous blue colors in it. WOW!!!!

All of them are GREAT.

We have a little more snow here this morning--just a dusting but pretty.
Hugs,
Betsy

Michele J said...

I saw all of photos at Lake Superior and was quite impressed! Absolutely stunning at the amount of ice. Brrrrr.... glad to see them on the 'puter as to being there though, it really does look chilly but gosh, what a really pretty area though!!

L. D. Burgus said...

The red coast guard building reminds me of the smaller lighthouse that sits across the lake at Two Harbors. I am thinking that is painted red on red brick too. I never see the Lake in the winter so thanks for doing the job for me, getting out and shooting it all. I like your little woodpecker.

Bernie said...

Unbeliveable ice photos Joan, and such a cute little bird...hope all is well with everyone....:-) Hugs

Eva Gallant said...

Wonderful photos, again! I especially love the first lake one.

Grannyann said...

Loved the pics.

The Retired One said...

Jeanette: It can be brutal up here in the winter, but beautiful too! I like it much more now that I am retired, because when it is really cold and windy I stay inside and when it is gorgeous and sunny I go out a lot.

Brian: I heard about your snow! Take care out there!

DJan: I love going on your hiking journeys too with you!

Betsy: So glad you are enjoying them...I am considering moving up to your camera for the extra zoom capabilities, but I do really love the camera I have now too.

Michelle: Yes, probably as chilly or more than what you are getting..I just love your mountain pictures.

L.D.: yes, I love all things by the big lake, during all the seasons.

Bernie: thanks honey..I loved taking this set of photos, I had such fun.

Eva: Thanks alot!

Grannyann: Thanks so much!

rainfield61 said...

No no no, I do not have a good time.

I thought I was accused of being too silly.....

SquirrelQueen said...

The Coast Guard station is so pretty sitting on the snow cover hill. I'm imagining what the view must be like from up there. Great shots of the lake.

ladyfi said...

Wow wow wow.. all of these photos are stunning and mesmerizing!

The Retired One said...

Rainfield: I always have fun taking photos...I am the first to admit it. ha

SquirrelQueen: Yes, I bet the view is great from inside that red Coast Guard Station...I haven't been inside of there...maybe I can try and get a tour and take some photos and do a blogpost of it!


ladyfi: Thanks so much!

Ratty said...

All excellent pictures. You have the kind of scenery I wish I had here. I'm too used to living near the city to be away from it, but I'd love to have things like that up close. I'm glad I can see at least small imitations of what you have.

Loree said...

Everything looks really beautiful especially the photos with the Coastguard station.

The Retired One said...

Ratty: ah, but you can always take a TRIP up here, right? You would love to shoot the animals and scenery with your camera and keep very entertained here!

Loree: Thanks, I hope to get more pictures some time after we get a hard wind and more ice formations occur...before spring hits here and they are gone forever.

Jientje said...

I can imagine you had a good time! So would I!

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