Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Misty morning on the lake

One of the best locations we chose for our log home was being on the lake. There's just something so soothing about looking out at the calm water. And of course there's just so many things you can do out on the lake such as kayaking, fishing, swimming and just the observance of wildlife. I've come to realize I prefer the "silent sports" on the lake. My jet ski days are behind me.
This past weekend, we got up early two mornings in a row (no easy feat to wake my snoring husband up!)to experience the morning mist and the quietness around us.

Here the mist is just starting to rise off the lake.

Early morning is the best time to go fishing.

Greg is letting me know where my beloved loons are out on the lake.

Two loons dancing in the mist.

I took about 100 photos of the loons (some of which will be posted on my bird blog this week.)
I never tire of documenting their progress and hearing their haunting call across the lake.


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a beautiful place you live in! I grew up on Hiland Lake in Michigan near Ann Arbor. I loved getting up early in the morning and watching the mist skim across the water!

When ever I think of Loons, I think of the movie On Golden Pond.

Brandi said...

OH,I love the loons in the mist! How did you get them to pose so perfectly for you (lol)?

Constance said...

I agree about the soothing effects of water! While we were on Lake of the Woods on vacation last month, we enjoyed just that! I loved the early morning mist, Dave got some incredible photos as well as wonderful sunrise photos!

Glad you like my hat! I think living in Texas makes it mandatory doesn't it? Ha Ha! Seriously, so many people think that all Texans ride horses and have tumbleweeds blowing through their yards and Longhorns grazing in their back pasture! The only Longhorns around here are the UTA fans that fly their flags come college football season!

While I'm a mid-western gal, born and raised I DO love living in Texas. It IS a whole other country (as the tourism ad claims!) While traveling through the heartland last month for vacation, I savored the farms and their endless rows of corn, cotton, soy beans and so on. It reminded me of my childhood.
Texas is my present and the mountains of Montana are my future!

I hope we get some wonderful photos too! In the past, Dave has gotten incredible elk, moose, bald eagles, coyotes and bears for me to frame. I'm still waiting on my wolf! Last summer we were vacationing up in Banff and Jasper, Alberta. Dave, our son Charles and dave's brother Perry were out backpacking and my sister-in-law Peggy and I were doing our own thing. We saw a sow and her 3 black bear cubbies as well as had a wolf run right in front of my van while I was driving! I didn't get a picture of that one however! It almost wound up being a hood ornament! Now that's what I call excitement!


Darla said...

Love thelast two photos!

Jen said...

I'm starting to like this loons and lake thing. I may have to haunt your bird blog....

Shellmo said...

Penny - On Golden Pond is one of my favorite movies! Thank you for coming by!

Brandi - I was "stealthy" in my kayak. Lol!

Connie - I'm so looking forward to your trip pictures! And yes - hats are mandatory in Texas! (I wish they were too in Mich.)

Darla - glad you liked them! I have better loon pictures on my bird blog.

Jen- yes - I need you to haunt my bird blog too! :-)

reliv4life said...

It looks just beautiful!!

Shellmo said...

Reliv - glad you think so!!

Jessica said...

I wish I could hear the loon call!

Sandy said...

Dear God: I have sinned. I am coveting Shelly's cabin and views and lake. Please forgive me.

but I can't help myself.

My soul melts while looking at the misty loon photos...