Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cool Change

Saturday morning we took another drive.  I know I have shown lots of lake photos but I love, love taking photos on a windy day.
It seems that when it is windy the seagulls love playing by the mouth of the channel, riding the wind and dodging the waves.

We have another lake by us, a much smaller one compared to Lake Michigan.
Lake Macatawa.  The lake is long and narrow and runs into Lake Michigan.
It is a bit more secluded but some seagulls where riding the wind, soaring high up into the sky perhaps fishing or just enjoying the sun that peeked from behind the clouds from time to time.

The sky was so beautiful..

and I even managed to get a shot of one of the Bald Eagles that was joining in.

Not the clearest photo, but one of these days I am going to get that "perfect" picture. :)

I also wanted to share a a little video with you that I found on YouTube.
It is one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands;
"Cool Change" by The Little River Band.
 The photos in the video are amazing!

To listen, just pause my music and my sidebar first. :)



Shabby chic Sandy said...

Beautiful photos

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful photos..and it is just so cold and barren looking in the winter, isn't it? It is a kind of stark beauty that I think most Midwesterners can appreciate. xo Diana

Low Tide High Style said...

I love that song, and all of your photos are perfect to me!

Kat :)

beachcomber said...

great photos in the wind michelle!. i've always liked that song too. did you know they're australian?

michele said...

the pictures are so tranquil and inspiring, michelle. thank you so much for sharing your world with us. i am not far from lake michigan, but i rarely get an opportunity to appreciate its beauty!



p.s. i so love the harmony on this tune!

Heaven's Walk said...

Gorgeous photos, Michelle! Oh how they make me miss my time at Lake Michigan. :) The wind was amazing today, wasn't it??? Wooooweeee!! I snuggled inside....and cleaned house. yay.

xoxo laurie

Al said...

Your photos are gorgeous! I remember that song, "Cool Change". What a blast from the past. Great video. Thanks for sharing.

Cat & Cricket said...

Ahhh.. you are becoming a mermaid! I feel it!! Gorgeous! Loved every single one!!!
gypsea C

At The Picket Fence said...

Beautiful! I have only been to Lake Michigan in the summer, so neat to see it during a different season. Each has it's own unique beauty. Thanks for sharing it with us!


Desire Empire said...

The light house shots are just great captures. The waves rizing up like that are hard to get well and you aniled it. The sun shinning through the clouds must have been lovely on a cold windy day.

And little river band. I grew up with this stuff playing on my trannie in the 1970s.

Have a great week.
Carolyn xx

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Great photos. Looks like the ocean with all the waves!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I needed this.

I am an ocean girl, having been brought up in California, but since I have been in The Twin Cities, I have come to appreciate and adore the lakes. My goodness Michelle, your photos are stunning. This was the getaway I needed this morning!!! Anita

Roselie said...

I love watching the seagulls, my favorite place on earth is Brighton in England where you can see the seagulls and the ocean. Lovely pictures!


Stunning photos, Michelle. It`s like nature in a very bad mood ...


Deborah said...

Michelle, as far as I'm concerned you already have taken "the" perfect fact, many of them!
Love, love, love your photos..they are breath--taking!
Wish I could be there to see them with you hunny :)
The video was a great tease and oh I'm so looking forward to summer sweetie!
Love you!!

Deborah xoxoxooxoxoxooxoxooxox

helen tilston said...

Hello Michelle

What a fabulous post and the images are spectacular. I just found your blog and am your recent follower. I will have the tea on the hob and look forward to a visit and comment.

helen tilston said...

Hi again Michelle

I forgot to mention that seeing Little River Band in concert many years ago was just spectacular.

Great choice in music

Helen xx

Tricia said...

These look so great, Michelle. The forth and the last ones are my favorites. Even though they have a cold wintery feel, they still kind of make me think of summer too.

Tanya said...

The pictures are just amazing Michelle. :)

Debbie said...

Wow! these pictures are wonderful, Michelle! It's like the Glory of God is breaking through the clouds. You've captured it all to perfection.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Gorgeous photos - I really liked the ones with the birds flying way up high. Funny how we both took photos of Lake Michigan the same weekend. And there is NO WAY you are old enough to know who the Little River Band is. My favorite song of theirs is "Lady."

Sally Lee by the Sea Nautical Cottage said...

Awesomely inspiring photos, friend!!!

Love you - have a lovely week.


ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love your photos, what a great place to live :)

Comeca Jones said...

The clouds are so beautiful Michelle I think they are my favorites of all the photos.I was havin a blah kinda day so I thought I would come by for another look and to tell you so.Have a good rest-o-the week.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

These are stunning photos, Michelle. Really gorgeous. I love the way you've captured the sun coming through the clouds.


Rose West said...

Love your shots of the sky! I never seem to take good photos of the sky... but those birds with heaven's rays behind them - gorgeous!


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