mystical power found

Image captured hand-held 2/16/10, 8:27am • Canon 5D, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM • 17mm, f/22, 1/200 sec, ISO 200 • adjustments in Adobe Lightroom 2, edited in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Image captured hand-held 2/16/10, 8:27am • Canon 5D, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM • 17mm, f/22, 1/200 sec, ISO 200 • adjustments in Adobe Lightroom 2, edited in Adobe Photoshop CS4

I have found it! My precious........
I was nearly paralyzed this morning by a brilliant source of light during my leisurely stroll. I was out enjoying the heat wave temps after so much recent snow, simply soaking in the sounds of chirping birds and sights of dirty, melting ice.

Lucky for me, I was just in time. I recognized this infamous frozen gem immediately as "Uluri" and reached down to pick it up. Historians have been seeking it for ages for it's storied healing powers (said to have been chipped off and stolen from the Aboriginal Uluru)....who knew it would be washed up by the ferocious waves of Lake Michigan right outside my apartment? It's a miracle!

Hey, can't a girl have a little fun? C'mon, where's your imagination...?

Alright, all joking aside, it was a pretty neat sight this morning to see all the icy chunks being washed to shore (it's 30° warmer today than it was last week at this time!). Many of the chunks are extremely clear, rounded and smooth—all different sizes. I couldn't help but have a little fun with this image after I saw how mystical it looked when I held it in front of the sunrise.

I also found some lovely fish and crustaceans mixed in among the mounds. I'll have to post more of the photos soon. Haha!