IMG_20140607_142148336_HDRWe live about a mile from Lake Michigan. On the off season we take the dogs every now and then, to run on the beach and enjoy the scenery. This summer we purchased beach passes for the whole summer and today we went for the first time (without the dogs).

It was lovely.

Nothing like Gulf Coast beaches, of course, but hot sand, cold water, a nice breeze…happy dogs communicating with one another at the dog beach next door, children excited to (finally) be able to be outside playing…it was an amazingly peaceful experience…just what I needed.

Praise be to God for a glorious day and for the beauty of creation.

“For the beauty of the earth,

for the glory of the skies,

for the love which from our birth

over and around us lies;

Lord of all, to thee we raise

this our hymn of grateful praise.” – For The Beauty of the Earth