Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Beach Day

It wasn't the kind of beach day where we could lie in the sand and soak in the heat of the sun. But we could walk out on the water and still soak in the warmth of the beautiful sunshine. We walked and walked, and marveled at the miraculous beauty of the depths of winter.

This is the same beach that we like to go to in the summer.

As the lake freezes, it creates all kinds of neat "caves", and craters.

"Mom, come see this crater!"

It almost seemed like we were in the arctic.

The girls and I hid in one of the caves from the boys who were busy taking photos too.

Then the girls climbed out and peered over the top at me, so I pointed my camera up.

I don't think any of us were cold when we arrived home, but we enjoyed mugs of hot chocolate anyway.


  1. Oh, wow! I didn't know lakes could form ice caves as they froze! That is so cool! I lived in Montana for several years, but we didn't have lakes where we were, just rivers and ponds, so I've never experienced frozen water like this!

  2. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. You encouraged me so much. I spent the day packing, and cooking in preparation for not having a working kitchen for the next few weeks.
    I love you post. Living in the South, I have no idea what your winters are like. The pictures are lovely. Thank you for sharing.
    grace to you

  3. Thank you for sharing your winter with us, too! I live vicariously through your pictures :-)

  4. These are fabulous shots! Love the white snow against the blue sky! Where do you live? Looks like a great day. We live by the ocean in the northeast, so only once have I ever gotten a chance to see the "beach" freeze (back in the 1970's it was so cold that the salt water along the shore actually froze).

  5. While I am not a huge fan of winter and snow, I loved all of your snow pictures. All the little snow forts (caves) brought back some childhood memories. I hope that your adoption process is going well. We just brought our son home in August from the Philippines.

  6. Now that is a different beach day!! Wonderful pictures loved them Thanks for sharing Have a wonderful Sabbath ~Blessings Heather

  7. Beautiful, and it was as if I could see the warmth of your breaths escaping from your mouths in the cold. Is this one of the Great Lakes?

  8. Wow! It looks like the perfect outing! Gorgeous pictures, Deborah!

  9. wonderful, wonderful pictures...almost makes me think I could enjoy the snow. My childhood trips to the snow were always in jeans and tennis shoes, so we got soaked immediately and miserably cold, developing in me an aversion to snow trips! One time, though, when I was an adult with children, we borrowed proper gear and did have fun up in the snowy mountains for a weekend.

  10. In the proper gear, playing in the snow is wonderful! We live along Lake Huron. It can be a delight to see and enjoy all year round!


  11. Awesome photos! So very different from a January beach day here. :)

  12. love these cave pictures.
    Your blog is such a delight to visit , Deborah.
    You are so creative.


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