I hope you’re all surviving this winter of ours. About two weeks ago I went to Grand Haven to watch Corbin for a few hours. We ended up going out to eat and then I drove us to the pier. I can’t begin to tell you how cold it was! A few days later, Mr. Cottage got the stomach flu and then guess who came down with it a day and a half later? If you guessed me, you would be correct. Without going into details, I’ll just say it was one nasty stomach flu that took days to recover from. I just started feeling really good again this past Tuesday.
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ~Edith Sitwell
That’s all pieces of ice you see floating on the water, and what looks like fog is actually lake-effect snow. If you don’t know what lake-effect snow is, click here to read and see more about it. You can also Google “lake effect snow” and look at all the images that come up. You can literally have sun shining in one spot and see lake effect snow in the distance. What I couldn’t believe the day Corbin and I were here, there was a mother walking her kids on the pier! It was icy and it would had been so easy to slip and fall right in the water. I know it looks like I’m on top of the water, but I had my telephoto lens and I was in a perfectly safe location. I did a similar post a year ago of photos I took in December of 2016 that you can see here.
When I turned around, I took this photo of the channel coming into Grand Haven.
All along the blue railing is the boardwalk which is usually full of people in the summer.
While I was snapping these photos, Corbin jumped in front of my lens and wanted me to take a photo of him. It’s hard to believe he’s going to be 7 years old in March. Right after I shot this, we were so cold that we went back to the car. Corbin asked me to turn the heat on full blast!
I drove down the road a little further south of the pier to take more photos, but I had Corbin remain in the car while I stood right by it taking more photos. Believe it or not, but this is the beach that is filled with tons of people in the summer.
Waves formed into ice all along the shoreline.
And this is the last photo I took before we headed home. I thought you might enjoy seeing this palm tree on the shore of Lake Michigan in the winter! Pretty cool, isn’t it! FYI, it’s an artificial palm tree that sways in the wind.
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