The Grand Traverse Lighthouse is one of my favorite subjects, yet I don't have a lot of images of it in the winter.
But it wasn't the lighthouse itself I was hoping to shoot; it was the beach at the end of the trail next to the Fog Signal Building. I love this beach because of boulders and rocks that litter the shoreline.
I was amazed at the ice buildup. These same rock formations had marked the shoreline edge last fall. To the north of where I stood, I could see a couple people climbing around the ice formations, along with their dog.
To the south and just a bit offshore, a small island floats in Cathead Bay. At least I think it's an island; I've never walked all the way around to its backside to be sure. The sun had begun to break through the clouds on its way to setting.