Thanks to Jude for today's Postcards! I loaded them backwards so follow her explanations from the bottom to the top.
I live in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, which is famous for the Soo Locks where the huge ships come though on their way to Duluth. The first postcard is of the Algosar - a Canadian ship I first saw while down at the Locks on a beautiful summer day. The next time was when I was on a coast guard icebreaker in February as it was cutting ice to allow the ship through the frozen lake. One of the perks of being a newspaper photographer is being able to go places others aren't allowed. The second photo is another part of my newspaper world - football in pouring rain this past year which I like to call "Mudbowl 2009." I was just grateful that I didn't slip and fall in front of everyone. The last few photos are family ones - my 4 grandchildren (Allie, Seth, and Izzy on top, and Kerensa getting her nails done) - and our latest addition to the family: the sweet and ever-shedding Farley.