Great Lakes Memorial Marina, Menominee, Michigan,digital photograph,12-11©2017Derusha. 

 I found action in the expanding ice in the winter in my hometown harbor, the Menominee Michigan Great Lakes Memorial Marina. While most people would pass the empty frozen harbor and might have longed for summer boating days when the harbor is full, I geared up in layers of clothing and set out like an explorer, searching daily up and down the piers, finding abstract shapes, shiny textures, dynamic lines, and familiar forms between the empty slips. I thought about the importance of water, family, and humor in abstract forms in the ice.