This past week, I was vacationing in Wisconsin. It was great! I visited family and got to cross something off my bucket list – going to the EAA Airshow. But all that aside, I also ventured out to Lake Michigan for a day.
Now my track record for visiting lakes is terrible, unless you like torrential downpours. Every time I have tried to visit a lake in Wisconsin for the last 10 years, it has been windy, rainy and cold. Ironically, these visits have also always been in the summer. My uncle thanked me for visiting because I brought the rain with me. It rained every day I was there except one. Which is big, since Wisconsin is in the midst of a drought. The rain was good for them
So I arrived at the lake to see this view – dark clouds coming quickly toward me. I started walking down the beach, but I didn’t get far before I was drenched and running for cover. My camera doesn’t like to be wet I discovered. But since I had all day, I waited the storm out this time and then had a lovely day at the beach.
It’s true in life that storms are always either coming or going. It’s important to know when to wait it out and find the good things in the rain. Good things like helping crops to grow, washing ash away, keeping fires at bay, etc. So whether your storm is coming or going – take time to enjoy the scenery or the seagulls.
This photo is called “Storm’s Coming”.