'Twas a dark and stormy morning...

‘Twas a dark and stormy morning…

Today’s photo-of-the-day still remains obsessed with Marquette, Michigan’s Ore Dock from last Wednesday.

Much of what this photo suggests is an outright lie.

#1: It was NOT a dark and stormy morning. (The clouds roiled ominously, but no storms rose.)

#2 This picture makes the viewer think that it’s still fr-fr-freezing cold here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Oh how wrong! Yesterday, and today, the temperature spiked to 80 fair degrees (26.6 C). We lounged on the deck in our Little House in the Big Woods and burned our bare feet on the hot boards and perspired and whined, “It’s TOO hot!” (Are we humans ever satisfied?)

I simply had to move backwards in time and show you this photo from last week because I love the way Lake Superior seems to cradle the ore dock, the circular feel of it.

I love when the camera tells a different story from what the eye saw. It’s like an extra-special gift to view an ordinary sight from a new angle, a different perspective, a widened view.

Wishing we might all continue to be amazed by different points of view this fine Memorial Day weekend.  Let’s never cease being amazed.

About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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16 Responses to Amazed

  1. Lovely thoughts, Kathy!

  2. Your vision cradles all of ours too Kathy! I will post a capture spawned by your “Let’s never cease being amazed!”. xooxox S

  3. Elisa says:

    to amazement—raises cup of tea

  4. Dawn says:

    I’ve learned that you never know what you have captured digitally until you get it home and put it on a big screen. I’m always excited to find surprises. Love yours! Enjoy your holiday weekend!

  5. Amazed. Marvelous word. I am always amazed when I wake up each day! :^)

  6. LOL…yeah, we are never satisfied. Though it might be awhile before I complain about the heat when it gets to me. Still very pleasant here near Lake Ontario.

  7. “I love when the camera tells a different story from what the eye saw.”

    Kathy – that’s so cool! What you shared about the photo is oh-so-different from what’s seen (or “scene,” as the case may be).

    I heartily echo your sentiment: “Wishing we might all continue to be amazed by different points of view this fine Memorial Day weekend. Let’s never cease being amazed.”


  8. Bonnie says:

    My amazement would triple if you would be so kind as to send a little of your warmth eastward to my mountain. I’ve had a sweater on all day………

  9. Robin says:

    There is so much to be amazed about, including your lovely images that tell a story that differs from reality. 🙂

  10. Stacy says:

    A picture never really tells the whole story, does it, Kathy? I am amazed by the image, even if it is not exactly what meets the eye. xo

  11. john k says:

    At the edge of the abyss.
    (BTW – is that the same abyss that the continuation of Chris Ford’s story about the CJ Sullivan Principal fell into? Couldn’t find that booger for love or money)

  12. Now that’s plum amazing! You’re good Kathy with words and “geeeetn” good with the camera.

    So- 80 degrees huh? Do you remember your days in Texas and how hot it gets? We’ve had some
    90 plus temps for several weeks. I’ve needed to run the Ac some days and nights.

  13. Wow! We haven’t got to 80 degrees yet!


    Here are a few views of what amazed me after reading your post. xooxox S

  15. Heather says:

    Aww, we had such a wonderful weekend, right along with your wishes. And I echo your heartfelt sentiments: may we never cease to find wonder. 🙂 🙂

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