Sunday, December 04, 2005

Sea of Tranquility

The Door County peninsula has a number of inland lakes that most likely used to be harbors that closed in over time as the action of Lake Michigan waves deposited sediments along the shores.

Kangaroo Lake may have seen some of the worst of what Lake Michigan can dole out when it was adjacent to the expanse of open water. But this particular morning the lake was a sheet of glass - you could look through it to the layers of limestone rocks along the shore and farther out, it became a mirror that reflected sky and a distant island in the center of the lake.

The Bible talks about heaven having a sea that is like glass. I can imagine the tranquility of that place in contrast to the sometimes tumultuous goings on here on this side of the expanse.

I think I saw a little bit of that on this particular morning.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2005 James Jordan.

6 comments:

V. Schroeder said...

Stunning colors and gives the effect you're speaking of regarding the Sea of Tranquility.
Thanks. Great shot for a Sunday.

otilius said...

sweet shot, makes you wanna be there...or gives one something to imagine, when closing the eyes and searching for a tranquil image...

Jem said...

-Beautiful- photograph James. Stunning colours and I love the centered composition. Wonderful!

Ahamed Iqbal said...

Extremely peaceful scene. And the gradient of colors is very nice.

eph2810 said...

Beautiful picture - love the colors

Jarrett said...

That color gradient on the water surface is fantastic!