a Day in the Life of a Lake

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All photos taken on May 10, 2021.

Morning Awakening – the silence is deafening, all I can hear is distant birdsong and a lone pileated woodpecker looking for his breakfast.

The sun rises and the trees are bathed in a remarkable light, but we must be off for the day’s adventure.

When we reconvene in the afternoon, this Solitary Sandpiper strikes a pose….

….while a flock of Trumpeter Swans cavort and wheel. (you will have to forgive me, but some of these shots are frame grabs from the video I shot and therefore a bit blurry)

Lake views astound as sun and clouds play their tune…

…while we try to recreate our view from September 2020. Not quite the same.

The long walk home…..

Three shots of the grassy meadow visible out our window, from long shot to zoom. Oh deer, what do we see?

Good night, all.

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

31 thoughts on “a Day in the Life of a Lake

  1. This, I can say, Allan, is your best post till date. If someone is skeptical about the beauty of nature, I will show them your blog! The mountain’s reflection on the lake is just heart warming. You have never failed to impress me with your shots. Keep sharing these, much love!

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  2. Hi Allan! It’s amazing how the lake gets a total new look and feel, depending on the time of the day the pictures are taken. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful images.

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    1. That is so true Blanca. How are things with you in your part of the world. All is well here, but cases seem to be on the rise again, this time with the young folk. Thanks for reading. Stay well. Allan

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      1. Hi Allan, so happy to hear things are good for you and your family. Situation over here is pretty much the same. Cases are on the rise specially for youngsters and some restrictions are back again to prevent another big increase in cases. My parents celebrated their 50th wedding aniversary last Saturday and it was the first time the close family (nine of us) got together since the begining of the pandemic. We are all now vaccinated and had dinner outdoors keeping plenty of distance. It was very special to be back together after so long. Take care, Blanca.

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      2. I thought I had replied to you on this Blanca, but it must not have gone through. Glad you got to spend family time celebrating your parents 50th. We will likely celebrate our 44th on our own, but will get together with the kids later. Despite most acting like Covid is long gone, we are still very cautious here. Stay well. Allan

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      3. Hi Allan, you are doing the right thing being very cautious. Is the way to go to stay safe. My family and I have been very cautious too and we´ll keep being so because unfortunately the pandemic is still here. We took all possible safety measures to celebrate together just for this very special occasion. Let´s hope the situation improves and you can somehow celebrate your next wedding aniversary with your close family.

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