Tag Archives: Musing – The Poets Corner

As long as snow and ice are the theme.

This image is also from the Mawikwe Bay ice caves.

Acceptance and Grace
Acceptance and Grace

For by grace are ye saved through faith;

and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Ephes. 2:8 (KJV)

Ere dawn I wake in faith and renew this Trek,
The trail unknown, yet trust has shown.
I choose not the path of ease or fame,
But accept the path before me.
Bc Hannold

The scripture in this one reminds that grace is a gift, that all I have to do is to accept it. To walk through the door into the light so to speak. The verse at the bottom reminds me that when I wake in the morning and plant my feet on the floor, that is the path I am on that day. While there are many choices throughout the day, at any given moment I am where I am. Where I have come from matters little, it where I am going to that counts.

Time to put Pen to Paper

Figuratively anyway. Time to get some posts up at least.

This is the photograph that got me hooked. Technically not perfect, but the composition just spoke to me. From this point on I was committed to the art. Shot with a fixed lens 5 mp Sony on a frozen section of Lake Superior. George and I are hiking out on the lake to get to the ice caves on Mawikwe Bay. These are sea caves carved out by the waves on Lake Superior. During the winter they become a wonder land of ice falls, ice stalagtites, and other ice formations. Occasionally the lake will freeze over hard enough that you can hike out to them.

Trekking to the Mawiki Ice Caves

Trekking to the Mawikwi Ice Caves

Be sure to call before you go. The National Park Service maintains the trail as part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The water by the cliffs that you are hiking on can run up to 60′ deep, and as we well know from song, Lake Superior does not up give her dead. You don’t want to push the edge on this one.

Mawikwi Ice Caves

Mawikwi Ice Caves

As the water flows through mineral deposits, different colors appear in the ice created by it.

As the water flows through mineral deposits, different colors appear in the ice.