Monday, August 1, 2011

Beach Weather

We've been going to Portage Point on Lake Michigan every weekend for the last month now. The water has been warming each day and is now at a perfect temperature. It's cool and refreshing but not so cold as to stop our blood flow. A visit isn't complete without taking a jump off the pier!



My brother, Justin, and I set out for a walk last week and witnessed possibly the most beautiful sunset we've ever seen. Unfortunately we didn't have the camera on us. He ran back to the house at a full sprint, grabbed the camera, and drove back over to me where I quickly snapped three shots before the battery died. By that point the sun had dropped below the tree line and was no longer sending out the fiery orange rays across the clouds. At that same moment a beautiful rainbow arched overhead and plunged into Suttons Bay. We could see rain off in the distance as well. It was spectacular!

9 comments:

Southern Lady said...

Great pictures! So glad you caught one of the sunset. Carla

tina said...

I remember jumping off piers as a kid. What a great memory and fun thing to do in the summer. Beautiful sunset.

Barbarapc said...

I know that feeling when you see something remarkable only to realize that the camera is no where in sight. I think the shot you got - even though it wasn't your first choice was absolutely lovely. Perfect way to top off a day at the beach!

joey said...

I can only imagine the beauty, Michelle! Michigan, especially UP NORTH, in summer is totally awesome :)

Thomas said...

I've never to the Great Lakes in the midwest but from your pictures, it looks just like the ocean!

Grace said...

Yep. Gotta have that camera. Kudos to Justin for fetching it and to you for taking such awesome photos!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a pretty lake and beach. We've been having such nice warm weather that jumping off a pier into a lake sounds like fun.

Skeeter said...

How wonderful for you to have a lake to enjoy. We got to the lake while family was visiting and the water was wonderful. Not as hot as we expected with our extreme heat this summer. Hopefully, we will get back out there this weekend as well...

Bostoncrocus said...

That sunset must have been pretty incredible to beat the pic you did put here. Intense colors! I cant imagine how it felt being given a gift like that from above. You are blessed with a gift to see the beauty all around you and to share it with us. Robin in NC