While we eagerly welcome the arrival of spring and wait for its warmth, take a look at some of these terrific photos of icy lighthouses from environmental photographer Tom Gill.

From Great Lakes Echo:

Tom Gill, an environmental photographer, has a soft spot for frozen lighthouses. The slideshow above showcases photos of the St. Joseph Pier Lighthouse and the South Haven South Pier Lighthouse, which become coated in ice after Lake Michigan waves crash and freeze. More can be found on Gill’s Flickr and blog.”

Visit the links above for more photos. And while you’re thinking warm thoughts, be sure to mark your calendar (and register) for the IAGLR 2013 conference, June 2-6.