The countdown is on…at least for me. Spring begins with the vernal equinox at 6:45 pm. (EDT) on March 20, 2015 in the Northern Hemisphere. The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west. Ah, spring! This season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna. Very much looking forward to the return of color to my part of the world. How about you?
This is Michigan’s most photographed lighthouse- commonly known as “Big Red” – and a favorite among all the Holland attractions. It is located in Ottawa County, Michigan at the entrance of a channel connecting Lake Michigan with Lake Macatawa, and which gives access to the city of Holland, Michigan. Except for its color, it is a virtual twin of the Kewaunee Pierhead Light on the Wisconsin side of Lake Michigan. Over the years, “Big Red” has taken on a life of its own, popular with painters, photographers, beach-goers, and boaters. It’s a “must see” if you’re in Holland.