|Stairs to Where?|
|Days like this I just love the view. Light house in the background.|
|I entered this photo of mine in the Porter County Master Gardeners Association Photo contest, which was held @ the Porter County Fairgrounds last Weekend, and I won First Place in the category Wildlife in the Garden. It will be on display for the whole month of February along with all the other category winners at the Valparaiso Public library. :-)|
Ice Forming Along Lake Michigan
Early January brings ice to the shore of Lake Michigan. Winds drive the floating pieces of flow ice toward the shore, while waves create mounds of shelf ice that will eventually reach over 15 feet tall. These mounds appear very attractive to visitors, almost inviting to climb upon, but hidden beneath their frozen exterior lies danger. A 15 foot thick block of shelf ice may have parts that are only inches thick. Beware please do not walk on the ice shelf.