Before we head home,
my little car begged for one more stop.
Manistee is just down the coast from Bear Lake and
The Sleeping Bear Dunes.
I couldn't go home without stopping to photograph this lighthouse.
A pending storm off the coast only added to the drama of the pictures.
I tried to get it from all angles.
It took a lot of hiking in the sand
with wind and waves breathing down our necks.
Had to fight off the natives a bit.
Eventually, they let me get my shot.
That's when I knew I had to get closer.
The light marks the entrance to the harbor and helps the ships
navigate Lake Michigan.
Isn't he so cute!
The elevated walkway is necessary in the winter for access to the light,
As the cold winter winds blow the waters of Lake Michigan,
the whole peer will be covered in ice.
But today was actually quite nice.
It was worth the walk.
This beach does have some rules.
And this gull was here to make sure we obeyed.
This concludes our little weekend get-a-way.
I'm glad I could share it with you all.
I don't put these photos on here to show off.
Instead, it is to show you that beauty exist all around us.
And, it's all here, just for you.
Your mere presence has always been enough
for the birds to sing, the waves to roll and the sun to shine.
So why do you ever feel like you should be more?
The things you see and experience in your life,
are all yours. No one else will ever see life through your eyes.
So enjoy what you've been given.
I can't do it for you.