In case you didn't notice, it's super-nice out (at least in Michigan). That means it's time to get down on some "natural exploration."
My family has a cottage on Lake Huron - just near Port Austin, MI. For a visual reference, have a gander over at that map.
Anywho - it's beautiful up there. REALLY beautiful. I've been lucky enough to have been a regular in the area since I was born.
Now that it's summer and sunny again, it's time to rock out some scenic imagery. Throughout my galleries is a heavy smattering of images from "The Thumb," but I'd like to share a choice selection with you.
Last summer, I managed to get to Port Crescent State Park just before sunset. In case you're in the area some evening, I highly recommend it. Some of the best dunes on the East side of the state. They're covered in tall grass that moves like waves when the wind hits it.
A little side note that I'm extremely pleased about: Port Crescent (along with a number of other state rec areas were recently classified as "Dark Sky Preserves." This essentially means that homes and businesses in the surrounding area are required to keep exterior lighting to a minimum, thus reducing the light pollution in the area. Check out the legislation details here.
But as I was saying - here's a collection of evening shots at Port Crescent from last summer. Enjoy!