Saturday, December 30, 2006

As the old year fades ...

I've been away a few days visiting family in Michigan. Appreciate those of you who still stopped by while I've been unable to update posts.

My wife and I drove back home to Chicago last night. Our car had suffered a breakdown on Wednesday, which necessitated a two-day extension of our trip while it was being repaired. Buying the extended warranty package when we purchased the car paid off nicely.

We decided to take a Lake Michigan shore route west of Grand Rapids south and around the lake to help us arrive in Chicago after the bulk of the rush hour traffic had subsided. Just before sundown, we stopped in the small town of South Haven, which has a beautiful harbor and a light tower which sits on a pier extending into the lake.

I chose a low angle to frame some fishermen standing by their lines under the catwalk as the last light of day slowly faded away. It was peaceful and quiet, a wonderful time to contemplate with no hurries and relatively few worries.

I hope your 2006 ends the same way and that your 2007 dawns with hope and well being.


Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.


Miss Trashahassee said...

Happy New Year!

Marion said...

Beautiful photo, James, very reflective and still.

Happy New Year to you!

Sheila said...

Thank you for posting your wonderful photos and Happy New Year to you.

Nick said...

Nice collection of images. What is the location of the red lighthouse?

And Happy New Year.