On February 16, feeling like I just wasn’t cold enough, I drove out to Duck Lake State Park and wandered around the lakeshore for a couple of hours. It was a beautiful day, though very cold, and Muskegon County had at that point had a lot of snow. So the walk was also an adventure. Anyway; here are some of the photos. The entire set is posted here on Flickr.
Duck Creek at Duck Lake State Park
Lake Michigan at Duck Lake State Park
Red Breasted Merganser
Ice formation out on the water. This is caused by air pushing up through cracks in the ice. As water is warmer than the ice, it is continually added to the mound, like magma forming and shaping a volcano.