Sunday, May 3, 2009

Morning Kayak Ride

It was 58 degrees this morning at the log cabin. The lake is calm. The sky is partly sunny. It's 7:30 a.m. - time to wake Greg up to go kayaking. Why don't you join us too....


We're in the kayak paddling thru water that's like glass. Can you see Greg up ahead in the distance?




Let's catch up with him. He is motioning that he sees something in the water.




Why hello Mr. Bufflehead duck. Nice of you to join us this morning. You sure are handsome!





Let's keep paddling across the lake. Look at the shorline, the trees are starting to get back their leaves. Chickadees and Red Winged Blackbirds can be heard serenading us as we pass thru.



The wind is starting to pick up on the lake so let's head back to the cabin. I'll make some hazelnut coffee, we'll grab a couple chairs and sit out on the deck. And we'll talk about what a wonderful kayak trip we had...

31 comments:

Denise said...

Shelley, thanks for the kayak ride! First time I've ever been kayaking. LOL Love all of the pictures!

XXDenise

Ginger said...

Thanks for the kayak ride. It was a little nippy, but it was fun. I'm glad I didn't tip it over and fall into the water. Enjoyed the quiet morning. The reflection of the trees on the water is beautiful.

Judy said...

Oh Shelley, thank you so much for taking us with you. It was such a beautiful ride and the hazelnut coffee really hit the spot.

Charli and me said...

Thank you for taking me kayaking. It was absolutely beautiful on the lake. Everything so clear, crisp, and clean. It was such a lovely morning. I too love the sound of the birds. I had a wonderful time ♥

grammy said...

Thanks for the great coffee! The mirror lake view was awesome too. What a beautiful weekend you must have had.

April said...

Without a doubt, you are LIVIN' THE DREAM! Looks like a perfect day! I SO enjoyed the ride in your kayak!

April said...

Oh...I forgot to thank you for the beautiful butterfly magnet and stickers...love them! :)

This DVM's Wife's Life said...

Sounds like heaven. What a great start to your day. Thee best time of day to venture out kayaking!
Wonderful!

Cedar ... said...

I'm so glad your lake is thawed and you can get out and enjoy it! I have always enjoyed just poking along the shoreline looking at things when I used to go out in my canoe.

violetlady said...

Beautiful photos, Shelley. Thank you so much for sharing the kayak ride.

reliv4life said...

I enjoyed that very much...thanks for sharing.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful kayak trip! Thanks for letting me join you. I was thinking about you this morning. We were in Florida for a week and when we came home yesterday all of the trees have leafed out! I was wondering how it was in Mi....
Hugs,
Penny

Sandi Keene said...

Loved taking a ride with you! Thanks for asking me.

Heather said...

Ooooooh, I'm so jealous! We haven't had our boats out yet. Thanks for taking us along on the paddle. One of my favorite things to do when we go to Walloon Lake is get up early and go for a paddle when the water is still like glass. It's an invigorating way to wake up!

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Catherine Holman said...

Thanks for taking us along on your Kayak ride! The scenery is truly beautiful!
Hugs,
Cathie

JyLnC said...

I love the reflections in your photos. Beautiful way to greet the day!

Powell River Books said...

I need to get out in my kayak soon. That looked like so much fun. I like to take pictures, but I'm always afraid I'll drop the camera. - Margy

hillybillyfarmgirl said...

Fantastic nature, you are so blessed!
:))

Constance said...

WOW, that was the smoothest kayak ride I've ever had! I always know I'm going to see some peaceful, relaxing, nature-filled pictures when I stop by!
Connie

Busy Bee Suz said...

Love hazelnut coffee, thanks and no sugar. I would drive that far to visit just so I can say: "bufflehead duck" out loud. Too cute.

Dixxe's Doodles said...

Looks like a fun ride, I love to kayak but havent done it years!Great photo of the Buffle Head!

Darla said...

Thanks for taking me along, it is quite pretty there.

NCmountainwoman said...

What a beautiful lake! The water is so calm and peaceful. Just gorgeous. Isn't spring wonderful?

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Loved the ride and the coffee:) Just beautiful pictures!
Rondell

ctlogcabin said...

Hi Shelley ~~ its been awhile since I visited the Cabin...it was wonderful as always, Thanks for a great ride.
Have a Great Mother's Day Week-End !!
Hugs ~ Connie xox

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

What a nice way to start your morning. You have a beautiful spot there in Michigan!
denise

Madison said...

Hi Shelley I love your blog!!! That was the third kayak ride I have ever been on!!! Everything about your blog is beautiful!!!

Love, Madison

Leedra said...

Beautiful kayak trip!

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Shellmo said...

Thank you everyone for joining me on my kayak ride! We have many more trips ahead of us and I'm so happy to have you along!
:-) Shelley

Debbie said...

Ahhh....