Saturday, March 14, 2009

Look Up There!

Spring isn't officially here, but it sure is on the way. After another cold snap at the end of last week, hopefully the last, today the temps were clear up above 40 with a bright sun and light wind. Grand Marais and the harbor were treated to a collection of colorful sprites hanging in the blue sky.

I didn't talk to the gentleman who had hooked these huge kites up to ice anchors well out on the frozen harbor, but someone from the small crowd that tiptoed out onto the hard, blue surface mentioned that he was from Iowa. Apparently he has a whole collection and decided to send some additional color into the sky.

I'll say one thing . . . with the warm temps and sun, that was some of the slickest darn ice I've ever encountered. It's no small miracle that I managed to keep my feet while trying to frame some shots. Random, cool little events like this don't happen this often. Coming away with an image or two, or three was worth the risk of a hard landing and wet butt.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Mark, on the publication of the top photo in the Cook County News Herald. The editors found the right photo for the accompanying article. I am looking forward to seeing more of your work published. Val L.