Last year at about this time, my lovely Associate Photographer Melissa was in town. As is apt for us to do – we hatched a crazy adventure. So one morning we got up at sunrise and hiked our way to a natural part of the Lake Michigan shore. I had heard about the ice floes that form when the temps are cold enough. It was about 6 degrees. Nothing close to the record temperatures we have here right now, but still plenty cold. The numb fingers, cold noses and shivering were totally worth it to see Lake Michigan frozen at sunrise. There is so much beauty in winter, its a shame we spend our time trying to hide from it and often miss it.