I never get tired of “the show”

 

There are lots of big lakes within driving distance of the city where we live, so ever since my parents and I moved here when I was nine years old, I have known lots of people who had lake cottages, or even lived at a lake and drove into town each day to work.  And, even though, over the years I had been a guest at lake cottages many times, I really never saw what all the fuss was about.  Sure, it was fun for an afternoon of boating and swimming, but what was so great about spending alot of time at a lake?

Then, when Hubby and I were looking for a new home after a developer had bought our farmhouse, friends who lived on this small  lake in an addition right in town, had us over for dinner.  We loved the neighborhood (which includes two other small lakes) and we were intrigued by the fact that you could actually fish, swim and have a non-motorized boat right out your back door!  So, long story short, we ended up buying the house that was for sale second door from our friends.

And now I get it.  Yes, the activities we can do on the water (mainly done when our grandchildren are here) are fun, but for me, it is the constant entertainment right outside the window that routinely thrills me.

I know that geese are frequently considered an annoyance, but I love to watch them, along with lots of  ducks and occasional swans, loons or herons thrown in!

I’ve never considered myself a big lover of wildlife, but I have to say that I never get tired of seeing what’s going on on the lake.

I have also come to realize how hard it is to take a picture of birds in flight!  I’ve never gotten “the perfect shot” I invision — even though I’ve seen a perfect one many times, but always at a time when I didn’t have camera in hand.

Whether I ever get the perfect picture or not, I never get tired of the “show”.

9 Responses to I never get tired of “the show”

  1. Amy O says:

    I find lakes, relaxing. Just sitting and watching them and the wildlife that surroynds them. We go “way up Nort” in WI. I enjoy sitting out on the deck early in the morning and watch the Bald Eagles and loons, it is amazing and reminds me of God’s Beauty. My blood pressure goes down, the stress in my shoulders, etc. For me a lake is always theraputic.

  2. Sandra says:

    Amy — That’s just what I’ve found out since we’ve lived here. What a nice surprise! 🙂

  3. Hilary says:

    I know the feeling. I love having a pond just a few steps from home. And you’re so right about trying to capture a shot of birds in flight.. it’s difficult. Your photos are wonderful!

  4. C says:

    Beautiful! I would find this so restful. C

  5. lynn says:

    Lovely pictures. I can see why you like living on a lake. I think if I lived there I’d stare out the window a good portion of every day 🙂

  6. Chrissy Witt says:

    looks and sounds so peaceful, yet busy! The perfect combination!

  7. Sandra says:

    Hilary — I know you must live very, very close to a park along a river (lake?), because I always love the pictures you get, especially the one’s with little Benny in them! 🙂

    C. — It is restful, but I know you’re in a very rural setting, so I’m sure you have some very restful views too.

    Lynn — I DO, even after living here 6 years, still look out a window regularly during the day, just to see what might be out there! 🙂

    Chrissy — One my big surprises has been that in many ways the lake is busier in the winter than in the summer — lots of ice fishermen and our neighbor has an ice sailboat. Great free entertainment!

  8. C. Beth says:

    Beautiful. I bet it helps you slow down too–taking time to notice these things.

  9. Sandra says:

    Absolutely, Beth!

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