El Faro de Punta Higuero

rincon lighthouse

It’s not the most beautiful lighthouse, but the location is what makes this lighthouse special. Located in Rincon, Puerto Rico, the lighthouse is surrounded by a park, and the beach there is a popular spot for whale watching, sunsets, and surfing. In this image the water is behind me and I am facing east, where some menacing clouds rolled by. Go back a few posts and you will find a couple of other images from this location.

south haven 2

south haven 2

So….. I imagine this sea gull, (if they fly by a lake are they called lake gulls?) while reflecting on this faithful, old lighthouse that has been keeping watch for years, suddenly being stunned by the question that has now formed in his bird brain: who keeps watch over the lighthouse?

winter’s grip

winter's grip

New Buffalo, Michigan is not exactly known as a winter-get-away-from-it-all kind of destination. Especially if you live in Chicago! It’s about an hour and fifteen minute drive from our home and dear friends allow us to stay in their condo, so it has become our destination to celebrate our anniversary. This image, and the next, were taken on a cold winter day, when the wind was especially angry and simply did not grant you permission to take another step without wondering if your internal temperature would leave you looking like Jack Nicholson at the end of The Shining. When I took this, I thought the sun might win, but the wind, snow, and clouds seemed to lock it away in some cold, celestial prison where they might play with it, impervious to the immeasurable heat and radiation. We loved it…. and had a great time.