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Friday, February 19, 2021

A More Typical Ludington Winter Walk

  All my usual hiking buddies were not available this week, but today I took a short walk with another friend, Margaret. We went to the Ludington Beach and started by walking the waterfront.

I think there is just a hint of blue in this patch of ice. There is a serious amount of blue ice at the Straits of Mackinac this year. Lots of people have been posting pictures, the color there is so stunning. Margaret said she walked this route yesterday and the lake was calm, almost glassy. Not so today! Lake Michigan winter shoreline

Wind and snow kept us moving right along! The Ludington lighthouse is visible in one of these next two pictures. Can you find it? Lake Michigan in winter

With the snow swirling through the air, the camera had trouble focusing. What I wanted to show you was the loose chunks of ice agitating along the edge. What you get is probably more realistic. Cold and blustery with snowflakes in your face! Lake Michigan in winter

We then walked some city streets. Margaret had a sore back, and I also have pulled a muscle or something. We might have walked two miles.

Then we went back to her house and... what else... worked on a puzzle. Title- Evening Meadow. We didn't finish, but we added a whole lot to the upper part, and a little to the lower part. There are horses and a barn in the middle. The real problem was that neither of us wanted to stop, but she had to go to dinner with her grandchildren, and I had to get home for a meeting. jigsaw puzzle

I've known Margaret for years, but not very well. She was my editor for North Country Quest, and we got better acquainted. We have a lot in common. This could happen again! And the proof? Another horrible selfie. friends

In other news: I did some editing, and had a zoom event this evening.

See Pure Ludington Winter Walk
See Lunch with My Editor


Ann said...

I can just barely make out the lighthouse in that one picture. I think I got a chill just looking at these pictures.

The Oceanside Animals said...

Charlee: "That looks like a very fun puzzle."
Chaplin: "We could spend hours batting the pieces around!"

The Furry Gnome said...

Saw the lighthouse!

Sharkbytes said...

Ann and Stew- I am posting the "answer" on FB. It's on the right side of the middle picture.

C & C- and there are even pictures of birds to bat around

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