Thursday, August 20, 2009

Making friends on the kayak

It's time for me to take you on another kayak ride. The sun is out, a little warm at 80 degrees but we'll feel cooler once we're out on the lake. Are you ready?


Let's paddle at a leisurely pace and see what we can find.






Here is one of the many water lilies that float on our lake.







Look up ahead! Do you see something in that tall birch tree? Let's get a little closer.








Well it's Harry the Blue Heron! He thinks we can't see him and I'm glad. It allows us enough time to admire his beauty and snap a few shots.





Whoops - looks like he has an itch! We'll just give him some privacy and keep paddling.






Look - there's a family of ducks up ahead. Let's paddle over there.







Well aren't they a fine looking family! They're quacking now, so I'm going to leave them be. Now I hear something else across the lake....






Scout is barking at us from the deck of the log cabin. We better head back and give her a biscuit. Hope you enjoyed today's kayak ride. Scout said next time she would like to ride in the kayak with one of you. Any takers?

30 comments:

Judy said...

How beautiful Shelley. And yes I'd love to ride with Scout. Maybe we can bark at Mr. Heron. But I guess that wouldn't be nice would it?

grammy said...

Such a great kayak ride. Thanks. Has the puppy been out for a ride yet?

bennie and patsy said...

That must be the most fun in the world, just to be out on the lake. Fall will be beautiful.
Patsy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'd love to take a kayak ride with Scout. He'll do the rowing, won't he??????????? I like to SIT and just enjoy the ride!!! That's why I enjoyed going with you on your kayak ride tonight. I got to sit and just enjoy it... ha

Pretty Blue Heron... I bet he wonders what you are doing in HIS lake....

Have you seen the loons lately?

Hugs,
Betsy

Sandy@American Way Farm said...

I'd love to take a ride with Scout, if she promises not to tip us over. Great photos. Thanks for the ride.

Madison said...

Thanks for the ride I think I am getting lake sick!!!!LOL We have a lot of Blue Herons around were we live.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so cute shelly. I have told you before that I have not kayaked yet...until NOW. :)
I will go any where with scout...anytime.

Sharon said...

Beautiful photos.The water looks very clear. Scout is growing so fast. Can he come for a visit?! Love that dog. Sharon

Rural Rambler said...

Shelley haven't taken a glide on the lake in the kayak for awhile. Nice thing to do today! Mr. Heron is very handsome. Scout checking out the view is very pretty. Lake Life is Good.

basketsnprims said...

Such beautiful photos, Shelley. What a peaceful trip ~ thanks for sharing.
Pam

Mildred said...

Beautiful scenery, so calm and peaceful. That Scout likes to be where the action is. What a pretty puppy.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Thanks for the ride! Glen and I have not been out in the canoe yet this year!!! He's been too busy with work.
I love the picture of scout, so cute.

Constance said...

I'll sit and scratch Scout's ears while I read a book and we await your return from your next kayak ride! I don't do water craft very well!
Connie

Sandi Keene said...

Lovely trip across the lake. Next time I will pack us a lunch so we can pull up to shore somewhere and have a bite. Oh, and Scout? Pick me, pick me!

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

How beautiful! I would love to take a kayak ride with you and Scout!

Dixxe's Doodles said...

Wonderful photos--razor sharpness!
I bet Scout would be a perfect kayak buddy! There is another blogger I follow who loves to kayak and her dog swims alongside! I have to tell this story in relation to that...Once my x husband and I were fishing we took our dogs Sam a German shepherd and Manfred a miniature dachshund with us--after catching nothing on shore we decided to take Manfred with us in a row boat to the middle of this large pond...so we rowed out---when we reached the middle suddenly the boat tilted and nearly toppled to one side as SAM, (the 85 lb sheperd) who had swam out unknown to us behind the boat, was trying to climb in!...LOL he fooled us! We helped him in then all of us rowed back to shore to unload our BIG CATCH!

Calming Scents said...

your photos are so awesome. I love all of them, and the things you are able to see are amazing. I cant imagine anything more peaceful.

Your last one of Scout, I would do that in a black and white and hang it above your bed...its beyond beautiful.

Tricia said...

Oh me me me! I wanna go for a ride w/ Scout! hehehe

You have a fantastic zoom on that thing to get such clear close up shots of Harry! Very cool!

I also wanted to let ya know that I received your package & I'll be posting about it this weekend. Thank you so much

The Retired One said...

OOOOOOoooo...that blue heron!
He is absolutely GORGEOUS....I love those birds. You got such wonderful shots of him..thanks so much for sharing them.

George said...

Thanks for taking us with you on this kayak ride. I look forward to another one, but I think I'll let you take Scout.

Tami said...

Thanks for letting us paddle with you today!

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Thank you for such as awesome kayak ride. Scout just keeps getting cuter.

Leedra said...

If you are going to have the camera think Scout needs to be with Greg. Don't want that camera ending out in the water. I really like the way you are right down there a water level when you take photos from the kayak.

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

I "heart" Scout. She is adorable!
What fun kayaking. I haven't been in so long. Need to steal my parents sometime and go for a stroll down the Thunder Bay River.
Great pics Shelly!

Barbara said...

Shelly, Don't you just love kayaking...I have been using Roy's, but we are looking at one for me. Beautiful pictures and so peaceful to just glide along.
Scout can go with me anywhere.

Barbara

Jessica said...

Oh how beautiful! It's almost as If I was there with you. How peaceful....

Ginger said...

I really enjoyed the scenery from your kayak. Thanks for the ride.
The picture of Scout is adorable.

Jen said...

I don't think you want me in that kayak. Didn't you hear about my trip to Tipacanoe? HA!
Great pictures of the lake activity!!

Cedar ... said...

Outstanding shot of the heron. You must have a killer telephoto lens to get that as they are usually so spooked if anyone comes near. Love the shot of Scout!

Sandy said...

Scout is so darn cute.