Jessica and I were driving around western Michigan and visiting a familiar site: Silver Lake and its impressive sand dunes. But then we went wandering around the town’s back roads and found another small lake just a bit inland–it’s called Upper Silver Lake and while it is a private, upscale vacation area it lacks the bustling and exciting vibe of the area around Silver Lake (with its dramatic sand dunes separating it from Lake Michigan) in the summer time.
We had a very fun surprise birthday party for Jessica at Sweet Melissa’s in Rocky River–I took her out and her friends were waiting at a table but she had no idea they’d be there.
As I have struggled to cope with the loss of my much-loved birds Ava and Striker, I have been consoled by the many nice things people have said about them, and how much they inspired me–this photo makes me think about how I always loved capturing their beautiful greens with my camera.
Jessica went to a Cleveland Cavaliers game on Feb. 9 when they played the New Jersey Nets. She took this shot, and also took a photo in which Lebron James faces the camera with the ball.