"Everyone knows the more you wear pearls, little by little they become real....And isn't it the same with memories?" - The Madwoman of Chaillot

Friday, July 17, 2009

my walk up north...



We have spent one weekend up north - and this is the year we are trying to do it more! So we have a 4-5 day weekend at the end of the month and planning 2 either long weekends or weeks in August and Sept...

I took a few pictures trying to capture some of the sounds, feelings and sights that I love at the lake - although most of them are not lake this time but the woods...


Started out by the lake - it was cool but kids played in the water and on the docks anyway.
Walking up the road behind our condos is a mixture of everything - views of the lake, tall evergreen trees, cottonwoods whose leaves make the lovely sound in the wind, white   trees, old cabin, beautiful luxury lake homes, wild flowers, untouched woods....

Looking back at the lake from the road...

shimmering, noisy cottonwoods, I love the sound in the wind and the contrast with the blue sky

Birch trees grow in groups of several ...

but they don't live long and there are always picturesque birch logs lying on the ground

an old lake cabin across the road from

a gorgeous lake home... I keep thinking about winning the lottery and buying one of these
 
Woods are lovely, dark and deep... can't help but think of this poem even with the dappled sunshine coming through...

Last tree picture - the majestic evergreens that are truly awesome - they inspire awe...
and back to the lake

I did this walk every morning and afternoon with the dog. 

2 comments:

jen said...

Beautiful. I'll take one of thouse luxury lake homes too..when you win the lottery;)

Pat Cotter said...

Guess I'd have to buy a ticket sometime then...... but its in my life plan to win it soon :)