Those of you who have been following my blog know that I lost my wife to cancer in 2013 after 31 years together.
A favorite vacation spot of ours was Saugatuck on the Lake Michigan coast. Her ashes are spread on the bluff overlooking the lake facing west. Every September 13th, our anniversary, I visit her and watch the sunset with her. This was the 4th year I’ve made that pilgrimage.
As the weather was sunny and the skies clear the sunset this year was not as dramatic as in the past but had a character all its own. I shared the more public parts of the beach with more people than in the past.. an ex police officer and her motorcycle and a man who was, like me, visiting a place he and his wife used to go. She had passed one year ago.
No photos of those folks due to privacy concerns but the parasailers and ever present gulls were out in force.
As the sun sunk over the horizon the day grew quiet I retreated to the more private bluff and only the lap of the waves and grasses rustling in the breeze were evident.
It was a peaceful moment and I trust she enjoyed it.
I’ve posted some composites below.. clicking on them will enlarge them full screen.
Until next year….