Archive for January 2014

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 4

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 4
Being on a pilgrimage means you have to be ready for anything and today at Lake Michigan was no exception. All the ice is gone! Well, not exactly ALL of it. I did witness a very small floating iceberg, and also a thin trim of snow along the cement walls edging the harbor. But otherwise;... Read more »

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Week 1 Slideshow

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Week 1 Slideshow
Last week I decided to take a daily lunchtime pilgrimage to Lake Michigan to make photographs and post them here. It was a bit of an impulse decision, and so far I’m having fun with it. Each day I post one photograph and some musings that meet me on my way. This is a gathering... Read more »

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 3

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 3
As I made my pilgrimage to Lake Michigan today I was thinking about journeys and destinations. Generally, as I understand it, a pilgrimage is more about the journey than the destination. But it’s also true that there usually is a place to which you journey; a meaningful destination. For example, there’s the “Way of St.... Read more »
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Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 2

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 2
Why do people make a pilgrimage? Whether to Lake Michigan, or anywhere? A sense of adventure, a commitment to a goal. A spiritual journey connected to a place. One dictionary defines it as “A long journey or search, especially one of exalted purpose or moral significance.” I don’t know if my journey today had any... Read more »

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 1

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 1
Today I took a pilgrimage to Lake Michigan; I walked down to the lake on my lunch hour. I went partly because it was there and I could. I wanted fresh air and movement, and to brave the waning of the polar vortex. Also, inspired by the images of recent days, I wanted to photograph... Read more »

Blizzard Living: City Style and Country Style in Photographs

Blizzard Living: City Style and Country Style in Photographs
Blizzard living slows us down. Whether city style or country style, space and place transform. Possibility opens up. There’s mystery in the change. It’s a commonplace to say so, and yet, whenever big snowfall happens, the feeling returns anew. I’ve been relishing the transformation while it’s fresh and clean. In a few days, plows and... Read more »
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