There are so many parts of my summer I try to store in my mind for a cold, dark day in the middle of January. This afternoon I took a bike ride with my friend Laura. I was so excited to share the bike path along Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey with her.
It was very windy, so we really had to work for it. But, the destination of East Park between Bay Harbor and Petoskey has the most breathtaking view. The park juts out so much, you have to turn your body around to see the both sides. It was an overcast day, but the light was filtering through the clouds so much that the water looked magical. There were so many different shades of blue and green in the bay mixing with the white caps.
I want to tuck that little memory away and take it out in winter. When I go to school in the morning in the darkness and leave in the evening darkness, I will close my eyes and try to remember: the brisk wind pushing against me and my bike, the sound of the gravel underneath my tires, the swaying birches waving to the bay.
I'm so blessed to witness such beauty.