Pure Michigan’s South Haven

There’s nothing more soothing than the sound of waves lapping along the shore. I’ve been a Midwesterner all my life but I’m drawn to the water like a moth to light. Luckily I’m pretty close to Lake Michigan and have taken many photographic journeys up the Lake Michigan coast in Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan.

There are seven lighthouses from Michigan City to Muskegon and I’ve had the pleasure of photographing all of them in various seasons. My absolute favorite though is the South Haven South Pier Light. Don’t get wrong, South Haven has an incredibly charming downtown area full of boutique shops and restaurants, but my inspiration is the lighthouse.

Come along this photo journey with me and see why the state is called Pure Michigan.

Colorful sunset

The Beginning of the End

No regrets 2010 was the Year of No Regrets for me. Or at least that’s what I said it would be back in  January. As this year comes to a close, I don’t really have regrets. It’s more like unfinished business.

January started off great with all the usual New Year’s resolutions: working out more, eating healthier, etc. February came around and I was looking at houses. My first house. Then came that fateful day in March, March 12 to be exact, when I closed on my house. That evening, as I got back to my house, I discovered some ants in the kitchen. A couple of hours later, there were a few more. Ok, not a few. They were all over the place. After a few visits from my new Terminix BFF, the ant issue was finally resolved.

April came and so did spring. And rain and mud. And tree trimmers that didn’t want to finish the job. My old fence was too short for my dogs so taking them out became a hassle. There’s nothing fun about a dog who hates taking potty breaks while on a leash. Multiply that by three and you’ll get an idea of how tiring daily life became. As if that wasn’t enough, with the warmer weather came a musty smell from my “stove closet” room.…