Walking on Lake Michigan at Sunset

Yesterday, David and I went to Holland, MI to celebrate some big shifts in my half-Dutch hubby’s life and our life together. We piled on layers in anticipation of the cold, but had no idea we’d find such stunning views and comradery among so many other sunset viewers. We also had no idea we’d find mountains of ice waves, a real ice breaker, and be able to walk so far into Lake Michigan.

In short, it was another unexpected twist of fun and beauty. When we open ourselves to the Mystery, surprises tickle us at every turn.

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13 responses to this post.

  1. very cool!! and gorgeously mysterious! feels like antarctica! love it all! and omgosh we have crossed the threshold of too much sync overload. i just saw your fun photo of you and yesterday dave took fun photos of me that will mirror! i just was uploading to my blog!! LOL!! faery twin powers activate constantly.

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  2. Great pictures! That ice is amazing…we have a similar situation here, ice chunks deposited riverside, but nothing so vast as this. WOW!

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  3. Posted by Mitch on January 21, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    they feel like a William Turner painting, beautiful!

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  4. Brrrrrrr…. Now that is COLD… Lovely images Laura xxx ❤

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  5. Thank you, Sue! Yes, it was cold, although 25 degrees warmer than some of the temps we’ve been having. LOL, I had on so many layers under my coat that I almost couldn’t zip it up! 🙂 ❤

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  6. That was too funny, T! It really is sync overload these days … and that’s just what we know of, LOL! ❤

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  7. Thanks, Diana. There’s just something amazing about ice. Maybe it’s the Scandinavian parts of me perking up to the ways that ice opens paths to places otherwise inaccessible. In any case, I love it!

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  8. Oh, it does look like a Turner painting, doesn’t it! The sand was amazing, too, shifted by winds and snow.

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  9. exactly!!! LOL!!!

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  10. Posted by Aaron - elatlboy on January 27, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Gotta love Lake Michigan! Beautiful wintery sunset pics wow. Love checking out and capturing all the lighthouses during the winter months. Holland is a favorite along with South Haven.

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  11. Thank you, Aaron. South Haven is actually the closest to us, but we have yet to explore it as much as Holland, which has more restaurants with our preferred types of food. We’re looking forward to visiting all along the coast … so excited to live in Michigan!

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  12. Posted by Aaron - elatlboy on January 29, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Enjoy your Lake Michigan exploring. Ditto, love living in Michigan (the mitten)!!!

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  13. […] I have often lived within 1-4 blocks of Lake Michigan, so it always feels like returning to an old friend who knows me well. David and I love all the amenities and options in Kalamazoo, but it sure feels nice to drive a short distance to the Lake! We have both lived in all four states that border Lake Michigan — Illinois, then Wisconsin, then Indiana and now Michigan. We joke that we saved the best for last, at least in terms of our own preferences and experiences. Wherever her shores, I do love Lake Michigan, and I can always feel her pull; despite my notorious non-sense of direction, I know which way is “Lake.” In times of great change and creativity, it feels so good to spend time in or on the water. This long pier with the lighthouse felt almost as amazing as walking on Lake Michigan at Sunset. […]

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