Archive for January 2014

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 14

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 14
Well  you might think that today I would get a pass on my pilgrimage to Lake Michigan given that it’s solidly below zero and getting worse by the minute. But that’s not what we pilgrims are like. We follow through. Besides I had a mission to accomplish today that transcended a lot of things. So... Read more »

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 13

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 13
Today on my trek down to Lake Michigan I thought about taking risks and teamwork. Each day as I step out and turn eastward my mood transitions until almost ‘of a sudden’ I see the blue in the open space ahead. That brings clarity. Today, ‘the journey is the destination’ came to mind. I held... Read more »

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 12

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 12
“Crisp” would be a word for my pilgrimage to Lake Michigan today. Wow it’s cold! And sunny! And the fresh air: surprisingly welcome. Beyond the harbor where the ice is white, the lake is deep blue today. An article this morning said that over 60% of the Great Lakes is frozen. This is good news... Read more »
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Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 11

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 11
When I first set out to do a pilgrimage to Lake Michigan every lunch hour I didn’t know what to expect. In fact I think it’s safe to say I had no expectations aside from just doing it. Now after two weeks it’s taking on a different dimension. For one thing I’m falling in love... Read more »

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 10

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 10
My Lake Michigan pilgrimage was more internal today. Internal as in inside. As in inside the house. The kitchen to be specific. A small plumbing disaster created our own little lake on the floor of my parents’ kitchen. Okay, it was a puddle. Together with a messy bunch of flooded under-the-kitchen-cabinet type stuff. But it... Read more »

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 9

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 9
Today I didn’t go to Lake Michigan on my pilgrimage because I am landlocked. I am in central Wisconsin, more-or-less midway between the two great bodies of water that border my home state: Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River. Being resourceful though, I went down to photograph the lake in my hometown. Out there were... Read more »
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Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 8

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 8
Turns out that tonight I wasn’t the only one making a pilgrimage to Lake Michigan. I joined a band of hardy souls – diehards paying respects to the freezing lake. 18° and swirling snow made for a beautiful view but also very short battery life. I’ve been thinking about an article I read the other... Read more »

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 7

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 7
I met with a thin frizzle of snow as I stepped out on my Lake Michigan pilgrimage today. Warmer. I don’t need gloves. A little farther along though, I am grateful for my hood. There’s a definite current in this part of the lake, the waves pushing steadily northward. Consequently, to the north and out... Read more »

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 6

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 6
On my pilgrimage today, Lake Michigan spread out before me like a welcome friend, glittering and free and all sunshine — once I got there. Today was a tough one … too much to do, and I’m feeling on my last thread. But somehow I busted out anyway. Zipped up my coat, wondered where the... Read more »
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Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 5

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 5
Today my pilgrimage to Lake Michigan took a northern route. I left Chicago for the funeral of my Uncle Bob who passed away last week at age 95. There are few richer reasons to pilgrimage than to celebrate the life of someone who meant so much. Describing my uncle, his daughter put it best. “He... Read more »