Interesting clouds over Lake Michigan on a hot summer morning. The green hues of the lake reminded me of the tropics.

Waiting for a Bite

Dan waits for a nibble on his fishing line as a hot summer day draws to a close. With the air temperatures near 90, we spend much of the day floating around the lake. The water wasn't much relief as it was probably in the mid to upper 80's as well.


A small female Ebony Jewelwing damselfly rests on a leaf in the morning sun.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Piper J-3 Cub Flying Low

While walking along the shore of Lake Michigan, this vintage Piper J-3 Cub flew by parallel to the beach. It must have been flying less than 100 feet above the water.

The Piper J-3 Cub was manufactured between 1938 and 1947.

Summer Stroll

The boys take a walk along the shore of Lake Michigan on a hot summer afternoon. A small stream empties into the lake in this area, and the mouth changes from day to day creating a different look each time we visit.

Abe's Cabin

The log cabin inside the memorial building at Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace, a national park in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Most likely not the original cabin, but similar in size and construction to the one in which Lincoln was born.

Lincoln's Birthplace

A monumental building surrounds what once was considered the log cabin in which Abraham Lincoln was born. Probably not the actual cabin, but it did tour around the country claiming to be, and the original cabin was probably just like it.

Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace
Hodgenville, Kentucky