…at it’s best. No filters; just what I saw as I was killing time and reading a Nancy Drew book 🙂
Gales Pond: Hart, Michigan.
If you ever try to find this place, good luck. This is year two of me trying to get there, and Google maps has not been updated since 2012. Except it calls it Gates Pond. Literally took my vehicle down some nerve-wracking two-trails.
I went to this church two different times this weekend just to be able to get inside and see the beauty of it. I was not disappointed! Friday I was too late for the self guided tours, so I took my girls there Saturday morning on the way to Zehnder’s Waterpark.
I have been a member of my Lutheran church here in West Michigan for over 30 years. My parents actually got married there over 54 years ago, but we stopped going for quite some time. I went through adult confirmation classes and was baptized at my church when I was 16.
To get to visit another Lutheran church where they were so welcoming and let me come in and take pictures made my whole trip worth it!
(and if I could have snuck up those stairs and had a chance to play that pipe organ, I just may have! When you take lessons for years and years, every instrument is a challenge!)
Because sometimes you just need beautiful nature pictures!
And this is what is going on outside of my bedroom window. Being on the 2nd floor, and the fact that I cannot open my windows (because my cats are jerks), I say live and let live.
I have actually been enjoying watching them every day making their home! I love bees, no matter how many times I have been stung; and it has been a lot.
Ever been stung in the ear 3 times by bees that nest in the ground? I literally dropped to the ground and thought I would die. No joke!
As much as I complain about Michigan (and I do; a lot!), there are definitely so many beautiful things that come with living on Lake Michigan. I am anxiously waiting for the leaves to start turning, (some already are), and then my camera and I will be taking daily road trips.
It has been unbearably hot and humid here.