Saturday, January 21, 2012

Night Skiing

It was dark and only 15 degrees outside but I wanted to
 cross country ski so I took off for Petoskey State Park.
I started on the Campground Trail in the woods.  It was
 dark but not  as dark  as this photo makes it look.  There
 were a few stars  out but  most of the light came from city
 and ski resort lights  reflecting off the clouds and snow.
The lights in the above picture on the left are Harbor Springs from  the beach.
 The two brighter lights are Boyne Highlands on the left and Nubs Nob on the right.

I crossed over the dunes onto the beach where it was a little brighter.
 The gurgling of the waves under the ice was a little spooky but I was awed by
 how different this very familiar stretch of beach seemed under these circumstances.
This is what the lights of Boyne Highlands ski runs look like from across the bay.
The red lights are radio towers.  Come on, use your imagination!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Mark and Kathy

We finally got enough snow to cross country ski and  spent two 
glorious afternoons at Birchwood with Mark and Kathy.  
Late afternoon sun on the treetops

A heart imprint left by a ski pole

Kathy, Mark - great people, I wish they lived closer!

Just after sunset

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pink Rose

A beautiful pink rose from Image North after my mammogram 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Tea With Priscilla

Taken with iPhone 4
edited with snapseed

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Blue Ice

Erich took these photos in front of his house after a windy day sent sheets of ice up on the beach.
  I love the turquoise hues in the crystal clear shards.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Trying out some special texture effects on PSE
Ellis and Grama Mary very relaxed

Happy New Year 2012!!