Weekend Waterview: Winter Sunrise


What a difference a week makes. A week ago we were slipping on ice trying to keep the birds fed in the snow and Chloe and Grace were enjoying a shaved ice buffet.


Our forecast this weekend is for sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 60s into next week.


I took these photos this week after the snow melted away.


I always enjoy seeing the steam fog rising off the lake in the winter. . .


And see the clouds reflected in the lake with the sunrise.


Hope you’re enjoying a little winter thaw and sunshine this weekend!


Thank you for your visit!

  38 comments for “Weekend Waterview: Winter Sunrise

  1. January 30, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Beautiful, Mary! I can’t wait for our dirty snow banks to melt, hopefully this weekend and into the new week. We’re also going to have mild [daytime] temps through mid-week. It’s a nice break from winter.

  2. January 30, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Breathtakingly Beautiful, Mary!!! You must have been up at the crack of dawn & outside in your jammies & slippers to capture such early morning magnificence. Any one of those shots would make a terrific notecard or computer desktop image….OR the cover of a book by YOU!!!

  3. January 30, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Seeing your photos of the reflections of the clouds in the water are so breathtakingly beautiful, Mary. You must be awestruck, seeing it all in person. Enjoy your balmy days on your lovely lake!

  4. January 30, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Wow! Magically beautiful!

  5. Susan
    January 30, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Those are beautiful pictures. I love the clouds in the water. Thanks for sharing.

  6. January 30, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Mary, One of my favorite things is to rise very early and go outside to a lake and your photos today truly evoke that feeling of quiet and serenity. Just amazingly beautiful. I love the way you captured not only the colors and fog and details but also the feathers of the bird in flight. Gorgeous! Linda

  7. Michelle
    January 30, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Those pictures are breath taking! So beautiful ! Have a great weekend!

  8. Janet O. Robinson
    January 30, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Mary, Your pictures are so serene and lovely! Too early for Gracie and Chloe?? I lived on the ocean in Cape Elizabeth Maine for 32 years and the best part was sunrise and sunset. Your pictures reminded me of all the beauty that surrounds us …..enjoy the warmth. Even here we are going to reach 50! Winter has been gentle so far this year.

  9. Sue
    January 30, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Gorgeous Mary!!!! Wish I lived by water. It is so beautiful!!!

  10. Ellen Stillabower
    January 30, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Beautiful!! I love taking pictures of sunsets and sunrises!! I often wonder why we are attracted to them!! I think it’s the colors..the reflection of the colors in the water are magnificent…in the country we have some spectacular ones too!!! Especially when our view is not cluttered by poles and wires!! Yes, we are having a warm up in in Indy..can’t wait.,thanks for sharing your picturesque photos!! Enjoy your warm up!!!🌞🌞🌞🌞

  11. January 30, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Breathtaking images of your scenic lake! What beauty you captured and to think it’s right there for you every day. Thank you for sharing your every day beauty with us!

  12. Patti
    January 30, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Lovely! Made my morning!

  13. Stephanie
    January 30, 2016 at 10:50 am

    So jealous. You are thawing out and we are still pretty cold up here in south jersey. I can look at your pics and pretend…….:)

  14. Elizabeth
    January 30, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Beautiful pics, Mary! You are such a talented photographer. Thanks for sharing the beauty of the lake.

  15. January 30, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Beautiful images Mary!
    Happy Weekend!

  16. January 30, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Mary, I want to move there so badly, oh my these photos r so gorgeous!
    My husband thinks he wants to live in Hendersonville, I’m holding my ground!!!!!
    Enjoy this lovely weekend, how can u not with what God has given you!

  17. franki
    January 30, 2016 at 11:41 am

    We’ve had almost identical conditions…even the water was pink this morning. Yesterday steam rising…we took a photo and titled it “Lake Ness Monster Siteing !” :) franki

  18. January 30, 2016 at 11:46 am

    JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for sharing these photos with us. I have always thought it would be so nice to live by the lake, well these photos are proof! Your photography skills are just awesome!!!!

  19. Susan
    January 30, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Your photos are an incentive to be awake early and enjoy the start to a beautiful day. We will be enjoying the next week of sunshine weather. Daffodils are up about 9 to 10 inches. Magnolias have already bloomed. Camellias are gorgeous. There are definite advantages to living in the South. Predictions for an early spring, maybe.

    Always love to see your fur babies.

  20. January 30, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Every superlative I can come up with has already been used in the above comments….I will just join the chorus…
    Well done, Mary.

  21. January 30, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Beauty abounds lakeside! You must wake in a joyful mood each morning. Enjoy the pretty weather. Texas is sunny and cool. Perfect weather here!

  22. Gail
    January 30, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Love the pictures.. Nature is something to behold. Great to see your world thru the lens.

  23. Becky
    January 30, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Just stunning. Such a beautiful thing to capture in pictures.

  24. January 30, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Gods Handywork !

  25. January 30, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    I love the clouds reflected in the lake. I know you never tire of the beautiful lake scenery and we don’t either.

    It’s a gorgeous day in Alabama today. Love it!

  26. Pondside
    January 30, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I love the mysterious aspect that the reflection of the sun on the mist gives to your photos. Beautiful!

  27. itssewgood
    January 30, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Your photos are always so wonderful! I grew up on Lake Norman many, many years ago and your pics bring back so many wonderful memories.

  28. Peggy Bryant
    January 30, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Mary, Seeing pictures of Lake Norman brings back a childhood trip with my parents and the family of my mother’s friend that she worked with. I only remember her name being Jessie. Jessie and her husband owned a “small” vacation cottage on the lake and invited us to visit them for an extended weekend. It was there that I water skied for the first time, drove a boat and swam in the lake. I still remember how pretty it was and that was 45 years ago. Whenever our travels take us south, I always look for the exit for Lake Norman and remember that fun weekend.

    It’s so enjoyable to read your blog and to have that connection to the lake you live on and to see how it’s even more beautiful than I remember.

    Hugs, Peggy

  29. Paula
    January 30, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    MarY ~ so beautiful !!! what a blessing to live there !


  30. kfl1111
    January 30, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Beautiful!!! As always, I love reading your posts…..they brighten my day! :)

  31. January 30, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    What beautiful photographs! What a wonderful place to live.

  32. Lynda
    January 30, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    You live in a beautiful place and are a great photographer! Thanks for sharing.

  33. Pattie Leonardis
    January 31, 2016 at 3:17 am

    your beautiful photos are so soothing. thanks!

  34. January 31, 2016 at 5:48 am

    Temps in the 60’s sound great Mary! I’d be grilling out:@)

  35. January 31, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Stunning Mary, I love it when the sky turns pink and then turns the water pink in reflection. We are in the 60s too, so nice!

  36. Cynthia Raines
    January 31, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Soooo pretty! Thanks for sharing. We’re having a very mild weekend her in MI – going to be in the 50’s and that’s REALLY unusual for us for the end of January, but I’m LOVING it! Happy Sunday! :)

  37. GinnyB
    January 31, 2016 at 10:20 am

    The sunrise is beautiful and capturing the reflection of the pink clouds on the water is breathtaking! Oh to live on the lake! My grandparents were blessed to retire on Lake Martin in Alabama and I was blessed to spend many years of weekends & summer months with them. I miss it so much. Thank you for sharing your gift with all of us!

  38. Melodie Strickland
    January 31, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Seeing these beautiful photos makes me wish we lived near a lake. You are blessed. Thank you for sharing.

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