Posts in Category: Indiana Dunes State Park

Morning Hike

Early morning hike on the trails of the Indiana Dunes State Park.

Trail 9 Shortcut

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Cee’s Which Way Challenge

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Sunrise Wanes Darkness

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Sunrise wanes darkness – God’s order of nature.

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Macro Moments Challenge #38

The catkin of a willow tree on this macro Monday.

Whispers of Catkin

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Macro Moments Challenge #38 – Catkins

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Teasing That Brings Smiles

Friends know the difference between teasing that brings smiles and aggravation (at least, most of the time).

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Smiles were seen all around on this day.

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Fallen not Crushed

Fallen but not crushed along the trail.

Fallen

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Hush and Tranquility

Enjoyed the hush and tranquility of being the only person on the trail for mile after mile.

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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge 

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Tip of the Lake

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Beverly Shores

On the tip of the Lake Michigan lakeshore.

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Things to Come

Hike along the trail on a morning of bright sunshine holds a promise of things to come.

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Soon, it will be difficult to see through the density of trees covered with green leaves.  Happiness!

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Warmth of Sand

Longing for the warmth of sand while walking along the Lake Michigan lakeshore in bare feet.

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Frozen Grains of Sand

This morning’s path of the road taken led to the frozen grains of sand on the Lake Michigan lakeshore.

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Path of Soft Sand

Blur the Lines

Clouds at sunrise blur the lines of Lake Michigan, sky, and horizon.

Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park

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View Through the Trees

Realization that this is the view through the trees from the top of the sand dunes – magnificent!  A peaceful Lake Michigan at the Indiana State Park.

Dawn

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Daily Prompt – Realize

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Splash

Through the Forest

Hikes through the forest are best enjoyed in the early morning, afternoon, or evening.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Actually, anytime you can get out on the trails of the Indiana Dunes State Park will do.

Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park

Daily Prompt – Hike

First Contact

First contact of morning sun on the edge of the horizon as the water brushes the Lake Michigan lakeshore.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Photo Challenge – Edge

Discover Challenge – Here and Now

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Elegance on the Lakeshore

Tranquil Simplicity

Enjoying a morning of tranquil simplicity on the Lake Michigan lakeshore.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

©2016 Irene Tron

It is Coming

Winter!  It is coming.  On this first day of September we have a beautiful, cool morning along the Lake Michigan lakeshore to remind us that snow is what we have to look forward to.  Are you shivering?

Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park

But first, fall colors.  Oh, I cannot wait!

Daily Prompt – Shiver

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Tranquility

Across the Boardwalk

An early morning hike through the forest trails to the marsh.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Across the broken boardwalk.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Or maybe not.

Photo Challenge – Morning

Daily Prompt – Maybe

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Sunrise Bursting Through

Ah!  The details of a sunrise bursting through a forest of trees.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Photo Challenge – Details

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A World Without Sunshine

Nightmare – [nahyt-mair] noun
A world without sunshine.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Definition taken from the unauthorized Heaven’s Sunshine Dictionary, since 2016.

Daily Prompt – Nightmare

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Crashing Waves

Stormy night followed by crashing waves in the morning.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Daily Prompt – Storm

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Reach for the Sky

Hike to the top of a sand dune, through the forest of trees, and reach for the sky!

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Photo Challenge – Look Up

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Peeking Through

Look up!  Don’t miss the morning sunshine peeking through the clouds.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Photo Challenge – Look Up

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Black Wispiness

The dark, black wispiness of a feather laying on the light, sandy grittiness of the Lake Michigan lakeshore before being tossed about by the wind.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Photo Challenge – Opposites

Daily Prompt – Darkness

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Jump in the Lake

Have some summer fun and jump in the lake.  That’s Lake Michigan, of course.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Daily Prompt – Summer 

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Exposing the Morning

Sunrise – closing the door to night and exposing the morning.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Daily Prompt – Open 

Photo Challenge – Pure

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To Eat or Not To Eat

Fungi or mushrooms growing wild in nature create a struggle.  To eat or not to eat?  That is the question.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Daily Prompt – Struggle 

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The Greater Light

God made two great lights — the greater light to rule over the day and the lesser light to rule over the night.  Genesis 1:16

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Sunrise on the lakeshore.  Order (daily prompt) – made by God.

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View of the Prize

Elated to get to the top of the trail at the Indiana Dunes State Park for a view of the prize –

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Indiana Dunes State Park

a stunning glimpse of Lake Michigan from above.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Now to get that sand out of my shoes.

Photo Challenge – Jubilant 

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A Triumphant Sunrise

Just popping over the horizon on the Lake Michigan lakeshore, a triumphant sunrise.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Daily Post – Jubilant 

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Through the Woods

A hike over the sand dunes and through the woods led to the peacefulness of Lake Michigan.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Photo Challenge – Earth 

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Barrenness to Fullness

Changes from barrenness to fullness is taking place as the weather warms the sand of the Lake Michigan beaches.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Photo Challenge – Earth 

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Take a Risk

Come on!  Take a risk and climb to the top of one, two, or all three sand dunes at the Indiana Dunes State Park.  The view of Lake Michigan is fantastic.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Discover Challenge – Risk 

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Dawn on Lake Michigan

Dawn on Lake Michigan at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Photo Challenge – Landscape 

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Waiting for Spring

Even with shelf ice hanging on to the water’s edge, mornings are still beautiful on the Lake Michigan beaches.   Maybe a tad too cold for walking in bare feet but waiting for spring at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

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Shelf Ice on Lake Michigan

Weekly Photo Challenge – Seasons

Sunset on the Lake

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