These images show why this is one of our favorite vacation places….the views are embedded in our memory bank. As we have spent time there and I’ve taken pictures, most all of the images are similar from year to year…the colors in the sky, the infinite horizons of water meeting sky…the sailboats….and the slow living atmosphere that attract thousands of people throughout the seasons. Late summer is our favorite time to visit…after the mass of tourists have returned to their homes.
On evenings, when skies are clear….the small park is quietly filled with couples, singles and families waiting…some combing the beach for stones to add to their collection….kids (young and old) swinging on the swings……all will quietly watch the sun go down over the Lake. Sails boats go out to watch the majestic view right on the water. Once the sun has disappeared, everyone quietly gets back into their car and drives away.
The village was established in 1878 and has a long, interesting story. Much of the housing is private neighborhoods…huge, massive homes, facing another very large body of water, with generation after generation taking ownership of the homes. Yards and homes are immaculate and in pristine condition.
Our days are spent sitting on the balcony watching the fishing and sail boat activity heading out to Lake Michigan, watching the sun come up, deciding what to eat and then walking a few blocks over the bridge to purchase and bring back to our own quiet place, or just strolling and browsing along the village streets of privately owned shops to find a bit of memorabilia to take home…maybe even eat a dip of homemade ice cream. Finally, ending the day….watching the sun go down.
Ever changing: It’s been such a wonderful experience in my life the past few years to meet so many creative souls through my participation of several online classes and linkups, making friendships along the way. It’s a fact for me, I am an ever changing person….even as I grow to maturity, I still find myself evolving. After much thought and consideration I’ve decided to close this chapter on this particular blog space, as my interest and direction with photography have moved on as well. During the quiet Autumn and winter months, I’ll be giving careful consideration for a possible future new space…or not….I don’t want to just jump in right away, but thoroughly think through it all, considering what amount of time I want to devote to such an online space. My personal To Do list has many projects that need to be done by my own hands…not for public posting, or even on the computer.
So, I deeply thank you all from the bottom of my heart, for your kind and lovely support, comments, and encouragement, but most of all, your friendship!! Many of us are connected in other ways and I’m looking forward to continuing those friendships and connections.
Much, much love and gratitude to you dear friends!!