Cold. Frosty. I'm in Wisconsin visiting family and with it, I come with an agenda. I have been given the gift of gifts......a zoom lense that puts all zoom lenses to shame. This is not using my new zoom lense or tripod, but it will be the beginning of several photo shoots, environmental issues, and places to check out around the Lakeshore area for this week. I have hope of getting a picture on an owl, but if it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen. Today's theme is on the frozen waters of Lake Michigan. There were snow flurries. The sky was grey. And it was cold. So cold, that the waters partially froze in the nearby rivers. Here we witness several shots of ducks and seagulls huddling close together enduring the freezing temps.
This shot captures the front views from my parent's house. I always wonder how life can survive during our winter months. Everytime I come from a visit from Arizona, it gets more difficult to endure these terrible temps. The wind whipped up a storm here and my ears and hair froze. Note to self, I will need gloves, scarf, and hat if I am going to survive these photo shoots.
Seagulls are a common bird in the Great Lakes area. Things have changed here as some birds don't migrate like they used to in the past. Because of warmer temps, some birds, which include geese, have been hanging around the lakeshore area all year round. Two Rivers is a beautiful town and a place I'm proud to call my hometown.