It has been a few years since our winter has been cold enough to produce abundant Lake Michigan ice. We saw it a few days ago while hiking Pyramid Point. I knew we would be on a beach soon to explore all the beautiful blue and winter whiteness. There was so much variety -- from bright blue puddles like this... .... to dense pack ice that has filled Sleeping Bear Bay and half the Manitou Passage... ... to a frozen beach with big chunks of sandy ice. Of course, the best of all were the ice caverns. A hiding place to sit in. Or to sleep in... ... or to dine in…. ... or to serve as a lookout. Here’s a view from inside the cavern. It is comfortably out of the wind and the view is great.