If you have ever held an aventurine stone in your hands, then you know what a beautiful colored stone it is. Aventurine name derives from the Italian "a ventura" meaning "by chance".
By chance, today was one of the days Lake Michigan showed an aventurine coloring. As the ice melts and the water warms up along shores of Cave Point on Lake Michigan waters it creates an aventurine coloring for a few days.
I read that wave action that stirs up bottom sediments and grinds air bubbles into the water, and precipitates of dissolved calcium carbonate that come out of solution when water temperatures rise. With our week of warmer weather, today Lake Michigan really was extra special.
Cave Point County Park Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 1-23-17
(Two additional prints from today - Just search Aventurine in my gallery.)