The late afternoon sun highlights the water of Lake Michigan, and silhouettes the trees of the nearby dunes. Kintzele Ditch, a small stream, flows into Lake Michigan from the left of the image, then combines with the cold lake water. I'm standing on a small bar of sand between the stream and the lake. Lake Michigan was around 45 degrees, but the stream was a bit warmer - yet still way too cold to swim! After a long winter, it felt great to walk around the beach without a jacket.