Tuesday, June 16, 2009
bill and i drove an hour north on sunday morning so we could kayak at this peaceful lake. the weather was perfect with a slight overcast and a steady breeze. we saw mallards, geese and cranes galore. shortly after bill snapped this photo of me skimming along the shore, i closed my eyes and paddled along for a bit listening to the sound of the birds and the wind rustling the leaves in the trees. every sound was so much louder, clearer and crisper when heard with no visual clues. even the sound of my paddle sluicing thru the water was profound.
the lake was peacefully still allowing me to capture some great shots of tree reflections. i enjoyed watching several father-son pairs fishing along the shore. one little guy literally basked in the glow of his dad's attention. my heart was touched.
a pair of mallard ducks took cover in this bed of lily pads, catching my attention and drawing me in to snap a few photos. again, the quiet and stillness of nature was intoxicating.
my camera was never out of hand during the drive. the cloud formations were quite dramatic in the morning. photoshop helped bring out a bit more character and color in this shot.
three hours of paddling and photography and then an hour drive home created the perfect level of drowsiness. i slipped back into my pajamas and my bed for a long nap. the fresh air, exercise and snooze rejuvenated my tired body.
i'm behind on visiting your blogs but hope you all know i'm thinking of you. thanks for staying in touch and your always encouraging comments.
drea featured the original she bought from me on her blog today. thanks, drea, for your sweet post!! please take a minute to stop over at drea's blog and welcome her to bloogyhood. she is into crochet and has a wonderfully creative sense of humor!! she offers her delightful wares in her etsy shop!!
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