In the blog I posted yesterday, I wrote about the erosion that closed a neighborhood beach on the shores of Lake Erie. As I was telling how erosion had led to the closing of the beach, I was remembering some pictures I had taken of families having fun on that beach. So today I dug into my archives and found those pictures to share with you.
It was almost dusk on the 4th of July, a major holiday in the United States, when I decided to get some pictures of the sunset. I headed to Overlook Park in Mentor-on-the-Lake, arriving in the very late afternoon and captured the picture at the top of this page. As the sun slowly set over Lake Erie, I took the following pictures:
Now you can see that it really was a great little beach. Located on Lake Erie and surrounded by a quiet neighborhood, it was the perfect place for families to spend an afternoon or evening playing on the beach…especially at the end of a hot summer day when the breeze off the Lake cools the air.
My favorite picture from that little photoshoot is this one:
Could there be a more relaxing place to spend the holiday? One of the larger parks in Cleveland sets off fireworks in the sky over the Lake. Crowds gather in the park or in boats anchored offshore to watch the colorful display, but some people like to get away from the crowds, and there couldn’t be a better spot than this pretty little park.
Postscript: Tomorrow I will post a few family photos taken two years earlier at this exact spot. When I search through my photo archives, I find pictures I don’t remember taking. If you are a photographer with a large collection of pictures, you might have fun digging into your archives!