Luminescent Luna Pier Water Tower

My wife was the first to notice the apparent change in the exterior of the water tower that supplies the southern Michigan community of Luna Pier. Perhaps it was just a combination of gray skies to the east and brighter light in the west, but the water tower seemed to almost glow in the early February evening as we passed it on Interstate 75.

To my eyes the water tower looked either like an inverted party balloon or the dropper that comes in those ear wax removal packages. Either way, for some reason the structure really caught our gaze late this afternoon as we drove to visit my grandfather.

I drive that way fairly regularly, and it would seem unlikely that I could have missed the water tower being painted. I also doubt that winter would be the best season to paint such a structure, though admittedly I am no exterior paint expert.