The county park, north of South Haven, MI (I wish I could remember its name) is one of my favorite stops, especially in the fall when it is almost sure to be secluded. Even in the summer, we rarely see more than a couple people there…at least during the week, when Dennis and I try to go. The top of this tall stairway beckons you to descend to a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach and dunes lining Lake Michigan. Standing by the water’s edge, you can look to the north and look to the south, and all you see is sand, water, grasses, and trees. Ahhh, pure heaven.
This is a view of the north pier at South Haven, as seen from the south pier, which has the more memorable lighthouse. There was no wind the day I took this photo…very unusual for Lake Michigan…so both the lake and the channel were flat and calm. I therefore chose to interpret this scene with lovely neutral colors.
I had a hard time catching the essence of the painting’s colors in a photograph; the original is definitely a little different in person.