First Day at the Beach and Dunes

It feels like Spring 2022 has finally begun. Today we had a taste of Summer with a high of 84 degrees, but we’ll be back to snow flurries and rain later this week. We took the opportunity to head to Van Buren State Park on Lake Michigan. This place has lots of erosion and downed trees, but we love the changing scenery and stretch of beach for walking.

When we got there, David said, “Is it just me or are there a lot more downed trees than the last time? I suspect there have been MANY things in motion all this time of which we’re only just now seeing the signs.” That seems true on several levels! In any case, I thought I’d share some of our day:

I always find abstract art on this beach:

I also got to test my new Solbari SPF 50+ arm sleeves. These are bamboo fabric tubes that gently grip your upper arms. Thumb holes allow the sleeves to cover your hands, too. I got these for gardening, as they allow you to turn short sleeve shirts into sun protective gear. We walked along the water during peak sun hours, and I’m happy to report, these sleeves work well. So did the SPF 50+ hat. When we finished our walk, I put the sleeves in my purse. Easy, peasy. Sometimes I like having options that go beyond sunscreen. My fair Celtic skin needs all the help it can get!

For some reason, the stark contrasts of sky, sand, roots, rocks and driftwood make us both feel so alive. Another lovely day!

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by eat2evolve on April 23, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Lovely photos, especially the ones of you in your beautiful dress, blending right into the scenery, or should I say, enhancing it. You look so pretty, Laura! Glad you and David had a nice beach day to enjoy…spring truly is coming! xx

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    • Thank you so much, Diana! It’s always so funny how my clothes wind up blending into the scenery. This happens so often that it can’t be an accident. We did have a nice beach day and also some AMAZING vegan and vegetarian food at a new restaurant in South Haven called Three Blondes. So yummy! LOL, we do love our food. 🙂 xx

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  2. Posted by manyhahama1955 on May 26, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    Wow! What beautiful photos….of you (and another great outfit) : ) and nature. Thanks for sharing. It’s been far too long since I’ve been to a large body of water and beach. It’s time for a journey! Hopefully, in the not too distant future. Warm regards!

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