Breaking Waves on a Great Lake, Stormy Afternoon

Big rollers break on Lake Michigan's Left Coast on a stormy afternoon Breaking Waves on a Great Lake, Stormy Afternoon, a series of photographs by Left Coast Creative (© 2017 Elizabeth G Fagan) for the blog Lake Michigan's Left Coast More about Left Coast Creative services & the blog Lake Michigan's Left Coast

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Waves on a Great Lake, Stormy Afternoon

Lake Michigan is the fifth-largest lake in the world. It is slightly smaller than the state of West Virginia. Living on Lake Michigan's Left Coast, one quickly learns that one does not argue with Lake Michigan. On a stormy afternoon, its surf can move oceans, whatever stands in its way. Waves on a Great Lake,... Continue Reading →

Stones Today

Stones at the beach 1, by Left Coast Creative (© 2017 Elizabeth G Fagan) for the blog Lake Michigan's Left Coast More about Left Coast Creative services & the blog Lake Michigan's Left Coast

Portraits of Bridget

One very cold February night, my German Shepherd Rosie and I walked the few short blocks to an urban park to play a few rounds of fetch. It wasn't like Rosie to lose interest in her ball while it was bouncing out into the dark, but she did, preferring instead to nose around in a... Continue Reading →

Outdoor Stairway Photograph

On Lake Michigan's Left Coast, a lovely outdoor stairway exists. Here, a study of a photograph of the stairway, headed up or down, your choice. Stairway, by Left Coast Creative (© 2017 Elizabeth G Fagan) for the blog Lake Michigan's Left Coast More about Left Coast Creative services & the blog Lake Michigan's Left Coast

Path to the Beach Photograph

On Lake Michigan's Left Coast, a lovely folk-art sign exists, pointing the way to the beach. Here, a study of a photograph of the sign and the path to Lake Michigan. Path to the Beach, by Left Coast Creative (© 2017 Elizabeth G Fagan) for the blog Lake Michigan's Left Coast More about Left Coast... Continue Reading →

Chert

Chert is a sedimentary rock made almost entirely of quartz crystals. In the Great Lakes region of North America, chert forms as veins in limestone or as layers between other sedimentary rocks. Chert is very hard, so any fossils that formed in or of chert may be less eroded than those softer rock, like limestone.... Continue Reading →

Gneiss and Schist at a Lake Michigan Beach

Granite is an igneous rock, but over time and under great pressure, granite can become either gneiss or schist, metamorphic rocks characterized by bands or stripes. Such boulders along the Lake Michigan shoreline may have been placed by residents as barriers between yard and beach. Rusty red stains may appear. Gneiss and schist at a... Continue Reading →

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