Friday, July 23, 2021

Dawn Thrills


This photo of the lake was taken at 5:30 in the morning, so early that the sun hadn't spread the light that colors our world - it almost looks like a black and white pic!

What was I doing up this early? Not sleeping, that's what! I woke with a tummy ache and couldn't get back to sleep, so lay around for over an hour, reviewing in my head all the books I've read this year, contemplating restarting a regular exercise routine, thinking about writing about life in another country, and revisiting what moving is like ... those topics were interesting enough to make sure I stayed awake.

I decided that my best bet was to get up and go outside, and do some gardening in the cool, dewy garden. I found these delightful little dew-webs everywhere - fairy gossamer.

I soon cottoned on to the idea of going for a serene and peaceful paddle in my kayak before the boating activity got started. This was the view of spreading gold in our cove.

It gave me a chance to feel the sweet coolness that is morning. Plus, there were curls of mist floating above the lake as the sun rose, and the loons were warbling.


I made sure to use this time to drift through the shallow waters and look out for invasive plants since the light and conditions were perfect. The buttonbushes were showing off their exquisite blooms all along the undeveloped lakeshore. The good news is that I didn't find any invasives! 

What a wonderful start to the day (but by 1pm, it felt like 4pm).


DennisC said...

You saved the best picture for last. I love the way the sun looks like it undulating in the water. Only nature can create these real life fantasies. Great shot.

Debbie said...

Thanks, Dennis. And, I can assure you, it was even better in real life!