It's been almost two years since I've seen a Michigan lighthouse covered in ice. Last year, the unusually warm temperatures prevented ice from forming on the southeastern part of Lake Michigan. Following a week of extremely cold temperatures and high winds, the St. Joseph, Michigan outer lighthouse is encased in a thick layer of ice.
It's always amazing to see the patterns and shapes created by the ice; they're never quite the same from year to year, or storm from storm.
Posted by Tom Gill at Sunday, January 27, 2013