We had a nice few hours at Kinderplaats, the festival for kids that happens on the opening weekend of Tulip Time. Aly rode a camel for the second year in a row. Camel, that most Dutch of animals. Wonder how camels are at navigating canals?
On a recent random Wednesday night I went out to the beach at Saugatuck State Park to enjoy the sunset. The water was oddly warm, and yes, I mean warm. I was there again a few days later and it had returned to its typical iciness for this time of year. As you probably expect, I had the beach to myself and I lingered for about 90 minutes after sunset before making my way back to the parking lot under the moonless sky. I walked the route from memory, because it was so dark that I could not even see my own shoes, despite their horrible yellow Croc-iness. Maybe I’ll bring a flashlight next time.
First, a few pics of Leah’s fun hair and one pic to prove that it there are times (well one, really) where her hair does not look like that.
While I enjoyed the gray solitude of my winter visits, I was thrilled to see some color returning to the ground, the trees, and the skies at Saugatuck State Park. I hiked the north trail and then planted myself in front of a tree stump for about half an hour, experimenting with different lens and filter combinations. I didn’t even drop any of them into the sand.
So it rained a whole lot in West Michigan for about a week, and once it started drying out, I made the mistake of thinking it was actually dried out. It was actually a pretty nice day for a hike at Van Raalte farm, but my shoes were soaked about 1/4 mile into the walk. There were several trails on the west side of the property that were impassable, or would be without waders. I had to get inventive to make my way back to the parking lot and find my car.