Winter Lake Beauty


I’m looking for the beauty in winter while we’re surrounded by shades of gray and a blanket of fog.


 While there is nothing prettier than clear blue water reflecting blue skies, there’s something mysterious and a little magical about the quiet beauty and winter landscape of the lake.


Especially in the early morning when the light is just starting to peek through bare branches. . .


And as the steam fog rises off the lake.



And everything is covered in a layer of frost.





And a pop of red amidst the gray is always a welcome sight!



Hope you can find the beauty in winter where you are!


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  52 comments for “Winter Lake Beauty

  1. Elizabeth
    January 23, 2015 at 6:01 am

    Spectacular! You have such an eye to capture the beauty in everything. Have a wonderful weekend, Mary.

  2. January 23, 2015 at 6:05 am

    Very pretty indeed! Sounds like we might get a little white mixed in with our gray tonight:@)

  3. Cheryl
    January 23, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

  4. Diane
    January 23, 2015 at 6:35 am

    Peaceful and calm is what I see, lovely. The gray also makes the anticipation of spring so much sweeter.

  5. Vicky from Athens
    January 23, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Just beautiful! You definitely have the eye of an artist when photographing.

  6. Linda
    January 23, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Now that is beautiful, atmospheric photography! So, so lovely.

  7. Kelly
    January 23, 2015 at 6:53 am

    Stunning. I so want a house on a lake but until I can get one, I soooooo enjoy yours!

  8. Shawn
    January 23, 2015 at 6:54 am

    A lovely post Mary!

  9. January 23, 2015 at 7:03 am

    how wonderful…I could almost feel the tranquility…as always, thanks for sharing!

  10. Sue
    January 23, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Gorgeous pictures!!!

  11. Daphne
    January 23, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Breathtaking, you have a beautiful eye for the most unique details….love your blog..

  12. January 23, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Good morning! Isn’t nature beautiful!? So peaceful and serene! Have a great weekend!🌴😊

  13. January 23, 2015 at 7:33 am

    What beautiful pictures, Mary! I love silhouettes of trees against the sky, in the winter months, which are a thing of beauty. The sweet birds feasting at your feeder make a gorgeous scene, also. Thank you for sharing your winter photos from the lake.

  14. January 23, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Good Morning Mary. There are no words to describe these exquisite pictures and what each one captures. They fill my Soul with song. Thank you so much for sharing with us! Hope all around you have a Most Wonderful Weekend! I look forward to each and every post. I hope to someday make an adventure to Lake Norman.

  15. RS
    January 23, 2015 at 7:47 am

    With every post on your blog, I think ‘this is my favorite one of all’. Today I had to re-arrange and make room for the winter morning fog scene – just love it. Thank you for reminding us that beauty abounds.

  16. Linda E.
    January 23, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Beautiful pictures, Mary! That spot of bright red which is the cardinal really highlights all the grays! Thank you!

  17. January 23, 2015 at 8:20 am

    So beautiful and a little bit eerie in the fog. :)

  18. Carol
    January 23, 2015 at 8:22 am

    I’ve always loved that wooden Adirondack style chair … it’s perfect in any season or setting!

  19. January 23, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Hi Mary,
    Your serene pictures of this beautiful lake are taking me away to our favorite lake destination where I go out in the morning, alone, to have some “me” time and contemplate my life. This morning I have your photos open on my laptop on the kitchen counter and I am stopping to glance and breathe as I pass by each time. Charlotte’s wedding is tomorrow! Thank you for the peaceful moments.

  20. Katherine G
    January 23, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Stunningly beautiful photos! I needed that!

  21. January 23, 2015 at 9:17 am

    What a gorgeous morning you are having! Enjoy!

  22. Judeen
    January 23, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Your beautiful photos present such a calmness for life. Thank You.

  23. Ruth S
    January 23, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Thank you for sharing the beauty of your home.

  24. January 23, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Stunning pictures! I love the grey fog and the morning mist.

  25. Melodie Strickland
    January 23, 2015 at 9:53 am


    Thank you for sharing your lovely home and the serenity of the lake. It is so beautiful and serene. Makes my day better. May you have a good weekend. Our area is supposed to get a mix of rain and snow for tomorrow.


  26. Bonnie Keearns
    January 23, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Love winter♡ There is something mysterious about it that draws you in to discover more. Thanks for the pics of the lake….absolutely beautiful! !

  27. January 23, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Oh Mary, thank you for this post. It so reminds me of sitting on my Father-in-laws dock on a river in Fl. He LOVED sitting and then later, lying out on the dock and seeing the boats go by. We and the dogs would sit there with him to keep him company. I miss him alot. All of your beautiful photos (except the frosty ones:) remind me of the scene from his dock. Have a beautiful weekend.

  28. Carolyn Ericson
    January 23, 2015 at 10:44 am

    You certainly found the beauty of Winter on that day. Beautiful shots, Mary.

  29. Debbie
    January 23, 2015 at 11:08 am

    So beautiful.

  30. January 23, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Thank you so much for brightening my Oregon morning!

  31. January 23, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Winter could be bleak and stark but you show it as magical and mysterious…
    Stunning photos!

  32. bobbi duncan
    January 23, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Your pictures are always so great; you truly have an eye. Something lovely can always be found as long as we keep looking for it. A perfect day to see what lies beyond, when all the leaves are not obscuring the view. I am always amazed at things I see in autumn and winter that get missed with the tree cover of spring and summer. Thanks for sharing your beautiful shots.

  33. Mary
    January 23, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Seeing your photos was like taking a mini vacation, a little break from all the snow and the 10,000 frozen lakes here in the frozen tundra known as Minnesnowta!

  34. Anita Ward in SC
    January 23, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!!!!

  35. January 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    There is such beauty in winter especially close to the water.

  36. Paula
    January 23, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Beautiful pictures , winter really is a beauty !!


  37. January 23, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Hauntingly beautiful & very mysterious!!! Any one of your photos would make a great cover for a murder mystery. Tell Michael Lee!!!! LOL

  38. Kim
    January 23, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Mary, I love these shots. So peaceful.

  39. January 23, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Mary, your photographs are just stunning! I am impressed that you are up so early to capture the beauty!

  40. January 24, 2015 at 5:14 am

    You do have a gift Mary! Your eye for photography is amazing! I love all of your photos!! Happy Weekend to you and hugs to Chloe and Gracie!
    xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

  41. January 24, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous, Mary!

  42. January 24, 2015 at 10:15 am

    I always love reading your post. Your photos today are beautiful!!

  43. Rattlebridge Farm
    January 24, 2015 at 10:28 am

    You captured the beauty and magic of a lakeside winter. Stunning photographs! It’s so much fun to see how the lake changes through the seasons.

  44. franki
    January 24, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Loved ALL fifty shades!! Some of those photos should be framed!!! Your lake looks so much like our lake. Today was “fog clouds” rolling along………..franki

  45. January 24, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Mary, I’ve yet to see a photo of your lakeside living that wasn’t gorgeous. I think any season on Lake Norman must be magical. These images are exceptional. Absolutely stunning!

  46. Mary Sosa
    January 24, 2015 at 12:54 pm


  47. Katie Coates
    January 24, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Such beautiful photography!

  48. January 25, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Breathtaking Mary, simply stunning photography~you have made me appreciate winter and to see the beauty in it~

  49. January 26, 2015 at 5:38 am

    I so love the lake in every season, time of day, and weather condition…it certainly has so many personalities and on this day, you certainly did capture the mysterious side of it through your incredible photographic talent. You make things come alive in so many ways!

  50. Jacqueline Brake
    January 29, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Stunning Photos!!

  51. Ginny
    January 31, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you Mary, for sharing these beautiful photos! They take me back in time to my grandparent’s lake house & the most wonderful memories of my life! Your eye for detail is a gift!

  52. Diana
    February 10, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Wonderful! You’ve inspired me to do more photographing !

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