Monday, July 20, 2015


Camp was great; incredible sunrises, lots of birds, interesting fish, and peace. 

Quiet. Just the sounds of wind and water, birds singing and fish jumping....only a few motor boats...hardly enough to mention.

Calm. It is easy to be calm at the lake.

Basswood flowers

We had tons of company, but they were people we wait all year to see and talk to....very sweet and good. 

The weather was strange. Beyond strange. It got so cold we wore all the heavy clothes we brought along just in case...and could have used some more.

However, there was a basswood tree draped over the roof of the cabin, with mops of blooms, fragrant as the honey the humming bees were making of it. All the basswood trees in the forest were in bloom at the same time. It smelled so good!

I saw a garter snake under the cabin that had blue stripes on its back. I had heard of them, but had sure never seen one before. Was pretty excited by same.

Our boy came up the last two days, thus never a dull moment ensued. He took me out trolling....rowing btw...for bass with his fly rod. When he hooked onto one with that light tackle, yowsa!! What excitement! It was really a lot of fun and I wished for more days with which to partake.

Now we are home with gardens full of weeds to tend to, as well as the first peas and beans and squash and garlic to dig an onions to freeze.

It's all good. 


A. Montgomery said...

You should have a like button on your blog. I liked your pictures very much. Love, Mom

Cathy said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely.
I lived under a great basswood tree as a child.
The sound of the bees and fragrance will always take me home.

Terry and Linda said...

I love your photos! All is good.

I would like a like button on your blog also!


Anonymous said...

So tahnkful for your lovely lake visit and all this beautiful photography..the fish, the basswood the here same in NE MN...strang beyond strange...glad you all had fun and found the PEACE. Now you have the peace of your lovely place there. Blessings to you all, love lake scenes..merri

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

Looks like heaven! What lake do you visit?

threecollie said...

Mom, thanks, but I don't think Blogger offers one. lol. Love you

Cathy, it was a wonder and a delight...all week long...

Linda, thanks, we had a great week.

Merri, it was so much fun despite the weird weather. We had a truly wonderful time! Thanks

Jacqueline, it is Peck's Lake just south of Caroga Lake in Fulton County. Because it belongs to one family that only offers long term leases to outside people and rents cottage and boats, it is has limited access. No really big motors, restricted water skiing areas, no jet skis. It all translates to a wonderfully wild experience less than twenty miles from home. I love going is Heaven to me!

Ed said...

Excellent post and pics, I feel relaxed just from reading and looking at the pics. I'm back on the road tomorrow. :-)

threecollie said...

Thanks, Ed, the peace there is something I think about all year when things get crazy. Stay safe out there on the highway!