Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Imagining an Escape

Last year we were able to sneak up north for a few days in November.  I absolutely love a cold Fall day on the shores of Lake Michigan.  Look at the colors I captured!  I love the steep drop off and how the sand dune is even with the horizon on the right.  The sand at Sleeping Bear Dunes was the color of wheat and the stormy sky told us to enjoy it quick because rain was coming. 

We went home and built a wood fire in the fireplace, I did some knitting and made a batch of soup.  In the Summertime, the area is jam packed with visitors and this sand dune would be covered with enthusiastic climbers.  But when the cold days of November come, the peninsula feels deserted and the color palette changes completely.

The calendar won't allow a trip up north this month, so I am imagining "being there" with this beautiful photo, just like you are.  Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was voted Good Morning America's Most Beautiful Places this year and now you can see why - it's just as pretty when there is no one for miles.

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