Posts in Category: Lake Michigan

Ready for the Splash?

Are you ready for the splash?

Ready for the Splash

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Kemil Beach

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Sunrise Wanes Darkness

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Sunrise wanes darkness – God’s order of nature.

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Water and Sky

Blue on Blue

Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

Crisp and clean line between water and sky.

Copyright 08/2016 – Heaven’s Sunshine  Irene Tron, photographer
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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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Indiana Dunes State Park

Smiles were seen all around on this day.

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Adrift at Sunrise

Adrift at sunrise on Lake Michigan.

Calm

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Beverly Shores

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Tightly Wound

Tightly wound to guard against the perils of Lake Michigan.

Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

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Morning Shadows

Clouds and sunshine create morning shadows along the lakeshore.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Beverly Shores

My first choice for a fun get-away is anywhere close to water.  Whether it is an ocean, lake, pond, or stream does not matter.  My enjoyment is in listening to the peaceful flow of the water and the ability to dip my toes in it.

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Blanket of Sand

Covered by a blanket of sand on the beach of Lake Michigan.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Beverly Shores

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A Rocky Lakeshore

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Beverly Shores

An early morning walk along the rocky lakeshore of Lake Michigan still leaves me in wonder of its magnitude and beauty.

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Standing Tall

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Michigan City, IN

Michigan City Lighthouse, standing tall and safeguarding the lakeshore at sunset.

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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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Out of Place

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Beverly Shores

Fallen and out of place.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Wood

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Beauty in Simplicity

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Beverly Shores

Beauty in simplicity along the Lake Michigan lakeshore with dense clouds overhead.

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Warmth of Sand

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

Indiana Dunes State Park

 ©2017 Irene Tron, photographer

Frozen Grains of Sand

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

Indiana Dunes State Park

©2017 Irene Tron, photographer

Against the Wind

Waves and Sunshine

In spite of waves and sunshine on Lake Michigan, abstain from jumping in.  With temperature in the low 30s, it may not be a pleasant swim.

Lake Michigan Lighthouse – Michigan City, IN

 ©2017 Irene Tron, photographer

Stand Like a Rock

In matters of style, swim with the current.  In matters of principle, stand like a rock.  – Thomas Jefferson.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Beverly Shores

Discover Challenge – Speak Out

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Chunks of Ice and Snow

Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

Chunks of ice and snow make for an uneven and treacherous walk on the pier at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk.

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A Frozen Lake Michigan

The view across a frozen Lake Michigan seems infinite, except for the sunset’s reflection from the distant Chicago skyline.

Indiana Dunes State Park

 ©2017 Irene Tron, photographer

A Place to Treasure

The Lake Michigan lakeshore is a place to enjoy and treasure all year.  Whether summer . . .

Indiana Dunes State Park

fall . . .

Indiana Dunes State Park

or winter.  While all along anticipating the next season.

Indiana Dunes State Park

Developing Your Eye – Day 8, Treasure

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View of Lake Michigan

A view of Lake Michigan from above is the prize after hiking to the top of a trail at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park

Ah!  Lake Michigan on a peaceful fall day.

Discover Challenge – Flaneur

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Path of Soft Sand

In Search of Lake Michigan

I Got It!

Meet Molly, a fellow hiker along the lakeshore.  Most mornings she is there with her human, who tosses a branch out on Lake Michigan for her to rescue.  She retrieves it each time and drops it in front of us as if saying,

“I got it!  Now, let’s do that again.”

Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park

Discover Challenge – Here and Now

B&W Photo Challenge – Isolated Subjects

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Explore the World

Open your mind to new adventures!  Those fun experiences may happen even close to home.  For me, it is along the Lake Michigan lakeshore.  The view can be totally different every season and even, each day.  Get out and explore the world in your own back yard.

Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park

Discover Challenge – Open Minded

Photo Challenge – Frame

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Enjoyment of a Sunset

Being a morning person, taking in a sunrise is almost a daily indulgence for me.  Yesterday, I not only got to see a gorgeous sunrise but I also had the enjoyment of a sunset on Lake Michigan.  Amazing!  That was a luxury indeed.

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Lake Michigan Lighthouse

Daily Prompt – Luxury

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Peacefulness of Sunrise

God’s peacefulness of a sunrise over Lake Michigan.

Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park

Great is the LORD and highly to be praised – Psalm 145:3

Photo Challenge – Morning

Daily Prompt – Praise

Screen of Icicles

Screen of icicles on the Lake Michigan pier at the Portage Lakefront.

Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

Daily Prompt – Screen

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Sunset at the Lighthouse

Sunset at the Michigan City Lighthouse

MIchigan City Lighthouse

Michigan City Lighthouse

Weekly Photo Challenge – Time

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Snowy Sand Dunes

Winter is right around the corner and these snowy sand dunes is what I am looking forward to once again.  This picture was taken earlier this year, in February.  Cannot wait to hike on the snow-covered beaches of Lake Michigan!

Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park

The Lighthouse

Walking along the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of my favorite pastimes, especially heading out to the Michigan City Lighthouse.

Michigan City Lighthouse

Michigan City Lighthouse

 

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan

Peaceful Side of Lake Michigan

Looking across what seems like endless water and miles and miles of lakeshore, it is easy to forget that Lake Michigan is exactly that – a lake!  Rough waves, with rip currents hidden underneath, can often be seen from the top of a sand dune.  Other days, the peaceful side of Lake Michigan shows up.

Sand Dunes of Lake Michigan

Sand Dunes of Lake Michigan

These photographs were taken on one of those peaceful days.  The stillness of fresh water with hardly a ripple along the beach can make a person want to stay for hours on end.

Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

Whether from the top of a sand dune, the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk, the Indiana Dunes State Park or any one of the many trails along the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, head to the Lake Michigan lakeshore and dip those toes in the water.  (Well, maybe better wait until spring to dip those toes in the water.)

Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park

It’s never too late to have an adventure and make a memory.  On a clear day, you might even spot the Chicago skyline pointing towards the heavens from across the lake.

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