Rosy Mound and Rosy Glasses

Autumn Leaves in SunHow do you spend your Sunday afternoons? Grand Haven Lighthouse We often like to go for a stroll somewhere,
and one of our favorite places has always been Grand Haven, Rosy Mound Park 3 although late this summer we discovered Rosy Mound Park, a relatively new, gorgeous 164-acre protected natural area about 5 miles south of Grand Haven and 30 miles west of Grand Rapids on Lake Michigan. Lake Michigan dunes “Rosy Mound” is really the name of a 200-foot sand dune
along the Lake Michigan shoreline, Rosy Mound Park 2 but the park has meticulously groomed trails with boardwalks and 1,000 feet of stairs up and down through white pine and deciduous woodlands Rosy Mound Park 9 that open up in soothing views of the Lake Michigan coast. It reminds us a lot of Hoffmaster State Park, although Rosy Mound is closer to GR. Rosy Mound Park 5 There is a 0.7-mile trail to the beach, but there are also boardwalks behind the first line of dunes along the shoreline where the wind is still
and the tangy scent of fall grasses is heavy on warm days. Lake Michigan Afternoon When we were there a week ago, the sun was blazing and the sky like sapphire. Rosy Mound Park 8 I couldn’t believe how beautiful everything looked. The colors were brilliant,
and I kept raving about their glorious hues. Rosy Mound Park 6 Alan was definitely enjoying the walk, but he wasn’t quite as effusive as I was. Rosy Mound Park 10 It wasn’t until after we’d finished our hike at Rosy Mound Grand Haven Shoreline and we were walking out on the Grand Haven pier, that I realized my new sunglasses had a pinkish brown tint that was absolutely magic with fall colors. Rosy Mound Park It was like the Midas touch. Yellow became gold, and orange became bronze. Alan at Grand Haven It struck me when I realized that through my sunglasses Alan’s green sweater Brown tint on Sunglasseslooked decidedly brown, and there seemed to be an unusual number of people Rosy-tinted sunglasses wearing outfits with a somewhat purplish hue. Rosy Mound Park 4 It’s hard to pooh-pooh glasses that make things look even more beautiful
than can be seen with the naked eye, Crimson Leaves in Autumm but I definitely understand the concept of  “rose-colored glasses” now. Lake Michigan shorelineIn the spiritual realm, I think “hope” is like a good pair of sunglasses. Surfers in Lake Michigan It enhances our vision so that we have a brighter, more intense experience of life around us now and can better visualize a brilliant future ahead. Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier May our lives be suffused with hope! Lake Michigan Waves“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost” (Romans 15:13).


7 responses to “Rosy Mound and Rosy Glasses

  1. Kathi, Thanks for sharing your “JOY” with us in your visit to Rosy Mound and Grand Haven!! You and Alan are Blessed to live in west MI. They also provide clean restrooms at Rosy Mound. We’ve been there several times. We all need “HOPE” and true hope is only found in God our Savior.

  2. Dear Kathi,

    Rosy Mound is our favorite park to hike : ) And Romans 15:13 is a favorite verse : )

    Thank you! Love, Lisa

  3. Beautiful post – I’m going to add this park to my list of Spring outings in search of wildflowers.

    • Sounds good! I haven’t been there in the spring yet, but I’ll bet it’s pretty then too. Is it hailing at your house right now? We’re getting our first!

  4. Charylene Powers

    It has been snowing off and on all morning – very comforting for some reason.

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