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Friday, August 5, 2011

At the Lake, Not On It!

I often share my lake sunsets with you, partly because I love them so much myself. But there is more to being up north than a lake and a setting sun. My walks take me past lots of cottages with some lovely flowers. These tiger lilies seem to be wild. I suspect not -- just artful planning.

Speaking of art, the lily itself is a work of art -- a glorious splash of color and texture.

The Queen Anne's lace is a favorite for me. More often than not, the blooms are dried for the next project.

Even those that have faded have their own lovely shape.

And of course what I call the "wheaty weeds" have a splendid grace.

One of the neighbors has a splendid hydrangea bush.

I couldn't resist the detail, with the hostas peeking through.

And then there are the berries. We'll talk about the "Eulahberries" in another post. But wild raspberries, tiny indeed, abound.

Of course, I couldn't take you on a lake visit without two of my favorite companions. Biker Rick is always read to ride off into the sunrise, sunset or anything in-between.

But Mr. Gyps has something to say about that!

And when the Gypsy talks, I listen!

(This is yet another in a series of preset posts. I'll be checking in with you soon! Thanks for coming by!)

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the peace and beauty of your time at the lake, Jeanie! Gorgeous pictures! But of course my favorites are the ones of Mr. Gyps!

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  2. Beautiful photos. I also love Queen Anne's Lace.

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  3. Yes, we definitely must listen when our orange marmalade boys talk. Lovely walk by the flowers at the lake.

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  4. thanks for the splash of gorgeous
    that is your artful life!
    soaking it in,
    Jennifer

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  5. Beautiful flower shots! You are good at stopping and 'smelling the roses' as they say. I have tried to be better at noticing my surroundings, and appreciating them, vs. rushing from one place to the next!!

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  6. Queen Anne's lace and wild raspberries. Two of my favorite things. Thanks for sharing them!

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  7. What wonderful flowers... and your photos are all so sharp! I must ask you what kind of camera you took them with. Good to know you're having a great time... I'm sure we'll have the chance to see more lovely pics in the coming posts. ;)

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  8. More beautiful photos! I love Queen Anne's lace too. Does the Gypsy travel well?

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  9. These flowers are among my favorites - lilies, hydrangeas and Queen Ann's lace. Beautiful!

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