Sunrise Trailing Crescent Moonrise


The moon was no longer visible within minutes of taking this photo.  This is really my favorite phase of the moon, and my favorite time of day to photograph it when conditions line up.  I took this photo from one of my favorite places, a park along the Grand River in Michigan, minutes from where I work.  I stop by here frequently before heading into the office.




Grand Rapids Flooding


In the End Winter Is Fleeting

A couple more photos from February, when the Grand River was almost entirely frozen over in downtown Grand Rapids, MI.  This same river was badly flooded a mere week later.  See this post for pictures of the flooding.  To a native of the south like me, this scene is otherworldly.


Metallic Flood

Normally I try to avoid posting back-to-back photos of my favorite bridge, but the flooding we’ve experienced recently in West Michigan has been out of this world. It’s a direct consequence of the frozen conditions in the post preceding this one. The bridge is also lit green now.



Bridging the Ice


I’ve lived in West Michigan for about six years. This is the first time I’ve seen the Grand River frozen over from bank to bank. It’s a sight to behold and makes for some unique perspectives.

Grand Rapids, Michigan



I’ve lived in Grand Rapids for six years. It is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever lived in. Pictured here are the Blue Bridge and the frozen Grand River. Tour guide.