Waterstone Beach a photo essay.
Yesterday was such a beautiful day. The temperature was 60 degrees. May not sound like much to many people, but for being on the shores of Lake Michigan, that is a “warm” day in Spring. There are still banks of snow here and there along the country roads – really! But it is Spring never the less.
Took a two mile hike to have quiet time and to capture some of the sights. The lake was like glass, very still. The sun was warm. The sky was clear with a little haze.
Enjoy the walk on this "warm" Spring Day
Looking North along Waterstone Beach
Gardens at Waters East
Reaching through the beach stones
finding the sun
Even a weed like the Dandelion is a welcome sight
Spring runoff creating a small waterfall
Buds already forming so soon after the snows
All about were the first signs of new life beginning again. The first “reaching up” of green leaves breaking through the soil and rocks toward the warming sun. A welcome sight whether weeds or native flowering plants, anything green was a great thing to behold! Gardens at Waters East is once again happening.
A recent visitor - raccoon - also checking out the shore
New Life taking shape
The green of Algae even looks good
after the snows of this past Winter
a "rivulet" cutting through the sand and stones
After the long cold Winter
Cedar Tree welcomes the signs and warmth of Spring
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Hi Jack! Thanks for the nice walk around Michigan Lake. It was still a bit cold, but I have been enveloped in its evocative atmosphere... :)ReplyDelete
I like look at your blog in wonderment at times at how harsh that environment can be. Right outside my experience. Am interested to see how things progress as you move into summer.
Jack it is looking so lovely in the spring warmth finallyReplyDelete
I love the beach, I grew up near Lake Michigan. My grandma lives about a block away, so I spent a lot of time in the water as a child. Even in the cold weather it's still beautiful to me.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos! We had temps in the 60's yesterday as well and it was glorious! Though today, not so much. Happy Spring!ReplyDelete
Soon we'll all want to spend a day at the Lake Michigan shoreline. It might be cold now, but it will be perfect in a couple of months. Thanks for the tour, and for the comments on my blog. Happy Spring!ReplyDelete
What a pretty place for a walk. The beach around the lake reminds me of what beaches on the Puget Sound look like. I love the old trees on the beach.ReplyDelete
I finally had a chance to catch up on some of your older posts and see some of what's happening now in your garden. It's hard to believe you still have some snow there. Hope you get some more 60 degree days. That feels warm here too right now.
I love strolling the waters edge as it is forever changing! Thanks for the walk...ReplyDelete
That hike must have been great! thanks for the tourReplyDelete
Beautiful posting. Love our Great Lakes! Stunning header.ReplyDelete