The days dwindle down to a precious few... I thought I'd leave you with a little music to listen to while we look at the lake's September song.
I love it here in September. Most of the vacationers have gone home. Only the weekenders remain and with them, fewer big boats and jet skis. More fishing boats and quiet.
I live on Lake Time -- get up when you're ready, eat when you're hungry, go to bed when you're tired.
Of course, the unseasonably glorious 90s have made being at the lake all the more inviting. I can't remember the last time I took a swim in the lake when it was in late September. Maybe never.
We've been busy up here -- the tree planting project has been a big one. With the help of my neighbor Jim, Rick and I got four red-twig dogwoods and two Norway spruce trees planted.
It will take awhile for them to get tall enough to block out the neighbor's septic hill or house but you start somewhere!
Rick of course has been riding, grabbing every road-second out of these days before snow falls.
I've been painting (a different post to come) and bird watching!
Yes, we call this one Henry. He seems very fond of my neighbor's boat ramp.
And he also appears to appreciate the fine fishing in the twilight hours outside the cottage.
He's quite magnificent. I have to say when he flies, I am in awe.
The ducks are here, too. I call this one Docket because he seems to love sitting on the end of the neighbor's dock. I've seen them in groups of three and six, always looking for ground food, too.
There is a surplus of seagulls...
And a delegation of ducks.
The other night there were 21 seagulls on the beach, Henry, Docket and five friends and a loon went by!
No doubt they were in to enjoy the sunset.
As I mentioned earlier, the days aren't even warm -- they're hot. 90s. Loads of sun, an occasional breeze. I swam on the 24th of September, the latest I've ever been in the lake. It was so good, I told my next door neighbor they'd better get out there -- and they did!
A glass of wine. A good sunset. Peace and quiet and birdsong. (Or maybe bird-caw is better!)
I'll take it!
Till next time...
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