By the Dawn’s Early Light

 There is more activity on the lake in the early morning with the anticipation of a long holiday weekend. . .

Plans are under way. . .

While some like us, will stay home feathering their nests in preparation of  family & friends arriving for festivities & fireworks . . .

Others have already begun enjoying the weather & weekend, with their families on the water . . .

Some are still planning what will be on the menu. . .

Hopefully not boat hydraulics. . .

And others are just looking for a little solitude and recreational fishing. . .

Whether you’re spreading your wings. . .

Travelling near or far this weekend. . .


Wishing you a safe and Happy 4th!

With Liberty & Potato Salad for All!

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  18 comments for “By the Dawn’s Early Light

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    July 1, 2011 at 6:25 am

    Happy 4th of July Weekend Mary-Have Fun:@)

  2. July 1, 2011 at 6:32 am

    So beautiful, your spacious lake & photos make me smile! Well said!
    Loved seeing the poochies & all the water fowl, too.
    Happy Independence Day, Mary!

  3. July 1, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Just great! However did you get the osprey pics? How I wish to be celebrating the 4th on the water but that will have to wait until another day. Enjoy every good minute!

  4. July 1, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Beautiful photos!
    Happy Independence Day!

  5. July 1, 2011 at 8:59 am

    It is good to be back at last catching up with your blogging activities, enjoy your celebrations this coming weekend. I particularly enjoyed the photos of the birds in this post and your post about the butterfly book so interesting.

  6. Pondside
    July 1, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Have a grand long weekend and wonderful celebration, no matter what you do. Great shots of all those holiday merry-makers around the boat!

  7. July 1, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Yes, have a great weekend Mary! Take pictures of the fetivities!

  8. July 1, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Terrific photos and montages! Love the heron. Happy Independence Day!

  9. July 1, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    i can’t tell you how many times i gasped at your fantastic shots! so many beauties, oh what a treat!

    was going to email you, but since i am stuck here like glue, you know birds of a feather flock together, go get the kitchen daughter… not only is is THE perfect food for thought book, but its a really good book. been copying audio books to scotts iphone so he can keep up his listening up to my reading, never thought about doing that from the library before, so its all FREE :) dang 21 hours per book is surprising when i can read them 6 hours!

    happy 4th to you, enjoy your family, feathers or not!

  10. July 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I enjoyed seeing all your beautiful photos, as usual. Hope you have a happy holiday.

  11. July 2, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    What a lovely way to start the day! I bet the sounds are so peaceful and tranquil too! happy fourth, many blessings, marlis

  12. Clare
    July 2, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Happy 4th!!!!!

  13. July 3, 2011 at 7:39 am

    What a wonderful and fun post! Purrrfect (!!! had to get another animal in there !!!) for the holiday. Have a wonderful 4th!

  14. July 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Aaaaahhhhh……how lovely to wake up to this….. Having experienced your blog postings I know your celebrations will be sensational. Happy 4th to you and yours, Mary! ….and yes, Potato Salad to All!

    (mine will be a purple sweet potato salad)

  15. July 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Mary what a great post using the animals! YOU are so clever! And is that a beaver??? OMG!!!! And I assume that trap is there by YOUR boathouse???? OH NO!!! Hope you & the girls have a great 4th planned. Elle & I are having a family BarBQ & WISH we were on the lake. I just couldn’t talk Daddy into taking the boat out as he said the lake was too crowded. DARN! Enjoy & be safe. HUGS!

  16. July 4, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Beautiful photos. Looks like a great weekend!

  17. July 5, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    What a cute and clever post! Loved all the pics! Hope you had a great 4th! We did!!! XO, Pinky

  18. July 6, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Such a great take on the holiday weekend!

    – The Tablescaper

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