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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A day at the beach

I live in West Michigan, about 25 minutes from Lake Michigan. My sister Terri is camping this week at a campground on the lake and invited me to come and spend a day with her.
Here are a few pictures from my day.

This camp is beautifully landscaped. This gazebo is overlooking the lake. There are often wedding performed here.
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Here is a little evidence of all the kids that are camping. I thought this was pretty nice work!
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More beautiful flowers, along with a pretty butterfly.
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My niece Shaelyn playing with some friends on the beach. They were taking turns pouring sand over each other - including their heads! Some Mom's are going to be busy with getting sand out of the hair tonight!
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A view from the stairs leading to the beach.
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The lighthouse and a beautiful sailboat further down the beach.

I had a really nice day today. Fun with family, nice weather and time to relax and take in the beauty around us. Thanks Terri, for letting me spend the day!


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24 comments:

Pat said...

I need to get out of this house! Look what awaits me just a few hours away, and I'm missing it!
Your pictures could be used by the chamber of commerce, they are just beautiful!
What state park is that?

Darla said...

that is gorgeous! thanks for sharing those with us.

septembermom said...

I want to head to the beach now! Great photos, Mari :) Thanks!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Mari,
What beautiful pictures! Absolutley gorgeous. Thanks for sharing that. I hope you have a wonderful trip!

Rmomof3 said...

It looks beautiful Mari! Wish I could have gone with you!

Kathy said...

o.k. , once again, I am in amazement at your photography. Thank you for regularly blessing all of us with your abilities. I love the vegetation on the beaches there...so different from, well not here 'cause we're in Phoenix, but in S. Cal. Very nice Mari!

Kat said...

Ahhhh, you have beautiful beaches too.

Great photos Mari.

Hugs!
Kat

A Captured Reflection said...

Looks beautiful, I just love the sailboat and the ocean pic! Me want summer...me want...

Perri said...

Mari, those pictures could be used in a travel brochure. I want to GO! They are beautiful.

Hootin' Anni said...

I have a photo of my MIL and dear hubby when he was much younger [and single..LOL] at that lighthouse. My mother in law was born in Michigan.

Love the view from the stairs...that is awesome.

Patti VZ said...

What a nice day - gorgeous pictures!

Demara said...

That was so refreshing! Thank-you so much.

Bonnie said...

those chalk drawings are amazing ! and i really love what you are seeing through your camera lens these days ! that second to last photo ... of the life saving tube and beach through the grass .... WOW !!!

Mary Lee said...

Makes me want to move to Michigan!

Lara Gisela said...

Great photos and great place! I wish I could be there too.

~Ginger said...

I have never really been to that camp ground other than to pick someone up. It look beautiful. Yesterday was a perfect day and I'm glad you got to relax and enjoy some time with Terri and the beauty of why we love West Michigan.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I'm not a beach girl, but those pictures made me want to go!

Brooke said...

gorgeous pictures. does your water get warm enough to swim in? i'm use to south carolina/florida beaches.

Creativity!! said...

Woww!!!!! Beautiful photos :) Feeling like rushing towards beach :) Thanks a lot for Sharing :) Excellent Blog :) Will frequently visit here :)

Lois Lane II said...

How beautiful!! I'm glad you had a good time!!

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

Thanks for the beautiful beach pictures! I love the one through the grass with the life perserver hanging on the post! Great perspective!

Ah this just reinforces my need that I need to get away.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Musicaljean said...

oh, Mari, that top picture is just amazingly beautiful! It reminds me of the time we sisters spent the weekend together at my sister Betty's place in Gloucester, MA. There was a gazebo overlooking the bay, and we stood in it and sang "How Great Thou Art." It was a holy moment.

jenniferw said...

Enchanting! You have a great eye for choosing your subjects and framing your photos, Mari. You do that with real emotion and creativity. Thank you for sharing!

Saija said...

amazing pics!
and i'm so glad that you had a wonderful day ... you had all the right ingredients for it ... sun, sand, and loved ones!