Sunday, May 26, 2013

Nothing Stays the Same

The sunsets are lovely over Lake Michigan.  Last night just after the sun went down we could see Venus, Mercury and Saturn in the nw.  They formed a triangle in the evening sky and then a dark cloud covered the planets.

I painted this picture of the pier in Grand Haven a few years ago.  Now the tree is gone and the pier, battered by the lake's powerful waves, is showing its age.  The light still shines at night but the fog horn no longer blows its mournful sound.  People use other navigation systems now. Nothing stays the same.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Powerful Winds of Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan has the wind power for all sorts of sports: wind surfing, kite boarding, kite flying, sailing and the like.

Prevailing winds have built sand dunes on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan.  Some of the best sand dunes in the world are found here.  Read more about dunes in The Dynamic Great Lakes.

Monday, May 20, 2013

A New Map about Nuclear Hotspots around the Great Lakes

Great Lake United has released a new map about nuclear hot spots around the Great Lakes.

More information in my book, The Dynamic Great Lakes.

The Dynamic Great Lakes is available on Amazon's Kindle reader and in paperback at, Barnes & Noble and many independent bookstores.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Books by Barbara Spring

The Dynamic Great Lakes is a critically acclaimed non-fiction book about changes in all five interconnected Great Lakes in the United States and Canada.

The Wilderness Within is a book of poetry and essays drawn from wild places on Planet Earth.

Sophia's Lost and Found: Poems of Above and Below is a book of poems.

Many fine bookstores carry these books including Schuler Books and Music, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon's Kindle for the Dynamic Great Lakes.

Soon to be published is Between Sweetwater and Sand, a book of poems.