Oval Beach

June's calendar image, "Oval Beach"

This image of Oval Beach in Saugatuck, MI was taken last September on my way back from installing my work at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. I had taken a detour for breakfast in Douglas, MI (Saugatuck’s “twin city”).

The Farmhouse Deli in Douglas is a favorite of mine, and a breakfast burrito was calling my name. After a quick stop there, I headed over to Oval Beach, which lies on an isthmus between the lake and the Kalamazoo River. 

I savored the burrito and soaked in the early fall light and the magnificent view of Lake Michigan stretching before me. I love the quiet and solitude of an empty beach in the fall. 

Michigan has so much to offer. If you’re traveling there, be sure to stop by Saugatuck/Douglas and Oval Beach. And whatever you do, get some carrot cake at the Farmhouse!