Lake Lover Blog

Information and Insights on Lake Michigan 

Baby, it's cold out there

Happy February!

This time of year we live in a world of snow, ice and cold, but I don't mind. I grew up in Minnesota, where we live by the old Scandinavian adage: There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.
What I love most about this season is the transformation it brings to the natural world around us — especially Lake Michigan. As the lake freezes and thaws, then freezes again, it produces dramatic new patterns and formations. From giant ice shelves to ice-coated rocks and piers, the landscape changes almost daily.
I've put together a gallery of some of my favorite images from this and past winters. Take a look here.
Stay warm, but embrace winter. It'll make spring that much sweeter!


P.S. Two insightful films about the Great Lakes are showing in March at the One Earth Film Festival here in the Chicago area. Check them out below, and visit the festival’s site for the complete list of films being screened.


Back for its seventh year, One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest's premier environmental film festival, creating opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement.

Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes, takes viewers below the surface of the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem to understand how this ancient, beautiful and valuable resource right on Chicago's shores is being transformed.

Shifting Sands tells the story about how our beloved Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore came to be. It’s one of the most unique ecological marvels of the world, and certainly one of the most studied landscapes in America.


Current Exhibit
'Surface Tension' Showing in Michigan
Our exhibit continues its run at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts in Saugatuck, Michigan. It's a wonderful city (along with its sister city, Douglas) to visit — great restaurants and galleries, natural beauty and Lake Michigan!
Details and directions here.


Upcoming Exhibit
'Snow Fences'
to Show in Spain

“The World Through My Eyes,” an International Collective Exhibition in Barcelona, will include my image “Snow Fences” as a finalist in the 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award–Landscapes Category.

April 10-28, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
Learn more.


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