Labor Day has come and gone and most of the kids have gone back to school, but summer is not over yet. I am not going to let it get away so easy!
On Sunday, I sat at the beach with my family and friends, enjoying the beautiful hot day. Our toes were in the water as we sat right along the shore. People lined the beach and were scattered about in Lake Michigan. Boats, kayaks and paddle boards passed by. It was what summer was all about. We savored every last minute. The water was warm enough to enjoy and the temperature was just hot enough that you wanted to go in. It was “the perfect summer day.” Just before going up, I stood at the walkway and looked back at the beach. I had to take it all in.
The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler, but there are still so many beautiful days left. I love the crispness of the blue sky this time of year and although it’s quiet with the kids in school, it is so peaceful and the water can be so flat in the morning hours. A walk along the shore first thing in the morning is just what the mind needs.
On these nice days, get out if you can. It’s so important to remember the warmth of the sand on your toes and the sun on your skin. Head to the beach, or a trail, or the top of a dune and just sit and watch and feel summer…before it slips away….just like last night’s sunset.
I’d like to thank you all for continuing to support Dig the Dunes. It’s so much fun to watch it grow. Starting in October, I am going to be working with Patty Kostro to bring you more about the Geology of the Dunes, Lake Michigan and the surrounding areas. Please keep in mind that I am always looking for sponsors, writers and photographers. I am also continuing to build my directory, so that I can bring you all the local artists, shops, restaurants and more! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
And although school in session means summer is almost over, it also means that I have a bit more time to get out to the trails, to do more writing and to continue to bring the dunes to your doorstep!
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