Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lake MIchigan ice on Shadow Shot Sunday

An amazing scene is a Lake Michigan beach when the winter wind and cold has sculpted massive structures of sand and ice where once you lounged on your beach towel.  So we drove the 45 miles from home to St. Joseph on Friday to see them.  I was certain given the amount of ice we still had that there would be a shore filled with these sculptures.  This is it -- the ONE remaining example with the wreckage of the sand/snow fence beginning to emerge at Silver Beach.   The front loaders were working to move the migrated sands from the parking lots and road along the beach back in place for summer.

Visit warmer shadows on Shadow Shot Sunday.


  1. Yes, I can imaging with the wind there. This would be something to see!

  2. Gorgeous shot!

    My Shadow post, have a great week ahead.

  3. I've never seen these "sculptures" before, Helen. I'd love to see a mass of them but I guess I'll have to wait till next year. :))

  4. Interesting--amazing what wind, water, etc. can do--pretty powerful when it wants to be. Mickie