Early summertime the beach grass at Oval Beach in Saugatuck, Michigan (USA) on Lake Michigan is not quite fully mature, yet reaches its peak green color. The sky over it looks almost as if its been purposely blown to help push the sailboat seen far off in the lake.
This plot of land is actually sitting where the Kalamazoo River flowed and emptied into Lake Michigan. In 1901 the river basin was filled in when a new river mouth was dredged further north of here in order to facilitate cruise ships coming from Chicago and Milwaukee. In 2012 this 173 acre of grassy dune land bordering Oval Beach was rescued from development forever and deemed the Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area.
Read my photo essay for more information about Oval Beach including a brief history and my summer job there!