Weekend Waterview: #DogsLoveBoating, Boat Names and Bottle Tree

Happy Weekend!

I’m sharing a little weekend waterview for your Sunday.

We’re enjoying a little early morning and evening pontoon time, avoiding the heat of the day. . .

Oh the joy of a boat ride . . .


With the wind in our ears and our tail!


We always enjoy checking on the osprey nests. . .

They’ll begin their fall migration in about a month to head south of the U.S. to winter in Mexico and Central and South America,  returning to the same nests in early March.

We always get a kick out of creative boat names. . .

This pontoon ‘Wuz a Harley’.

And such a peaceful way to enjoy your ‘Idle Times’.

We always enjoy seeing the flags flying. . .

What a great spot to swing away the morning with a cup a coffee and a book.

We pulled up for a closer look to see the dock all ‘bottled up’. . .

Love the bottle tree!

It’s been a sweltering and stormy week and so dog gone humid you can hardly stand being outside.

I know fall is a dirty four letter word for those that live above the Mason-Dixon line, but I’m counting down the days to my favorite season!

I’ll leave you with some sky and water views. . .

Thank you for your visit!

  39 comments for “Weekend Waterview: #DogsLoveBoating, Boat Names and Bottle Tree

  1. Franki
    August 12, 2018 at 7:59 am

    YOU ARE a breath of fresh air!! Lake breeze must connect in a strange bond…where you have osprey we have two eagle nests in our trees which I just read they return to as well. Our fav thing is seeing r/w/b waving our belief. We need to get “Mariah” rigged & test those lake winds. franki

  2. Sandra
    August 12, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Beautiful! Makes me J for jealous! I live on a river but have No boat! Thanks for letting me live vicariously thru you!

  3. Diane
    August 12, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Fall cannot come soon enough 🍁🍁🍁 this humidity is out of control.

  4. August 12, 2018 at 8:26 am

    What a beautiful post!! Gorgeous photos! Here in NEPA, it has been a sweltering awful Summer with way too much heat and rain. I love Fall and Winter and can not wait for it!! I will be happy when the temps. drop to around 70 and I can finally open my windows!!! May I ask what type of dog you have? So sweet!!

    • August 12, 2018 at 8:28 am

      Thank you Debbie❣️She’s a Bichon Frise 🐾

      • Cindy Bellwood
        August 13, 2018 at 12:09 am

        Just Beautiful! I love where you live on the lake. You’re a lucky woman! You dog is also too cute!

  5. Kaye Moore
    August 12, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Beautiful pictures.

  6. gert stevens
    August 12, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Oh how I miss those rides on the water..it really was a nice way to cool off! Your photos and views are gorgeous and so refreshing. Fall is truly a lovely time of the year, but I don’t look forward to what will be next😟 But winter is one of our seasons here in the Midwest.

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful posts.


  7. Stella Napier
    August 12, 2018 at 8:51 am

    I enjoy your posts each day! You live in such a beautiful place and are so talented! God bless you!

  8. Rita C.
    August 12, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Nice! Love the boat names, always fun to see the cleverness behind them. Cool dock with the swing and bottle tree. I’m trying to patiently enjoy these lingering days of summer. Early morning walks are great, with fog blocking the sun and making sunglasses unnecessary, but not long after the bugs just eat me alive. I dodge in and out to feed hummers, change/clean the [bird]bath water, and water containers. I leave the weeding mostly to the Mr. at this point.

    • Dee
      August 13, 2018 at 8:45 am

      Take an allergy tablet! No more bug bites for the outing!

  9. Vicki
    August 12, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Absolutely lovely and serene. Thanks so much, Mary, for sharing these photos!

  10. Cookie
    August 12, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Awesome lake views…how is she getting along with out her buddy?

  11. Linda
    August 12, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Hi Mary, all very beautiful ! Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Diane D.
    August 12, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Thanks for the gorgeous pics!

  13. Cyndi Raines
    August 12, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Never tire of seeing sweet Gracie and the water /sky pictures. So peaceful! Love it! I understand your desire to be rid of the humidity, we have had some hot, steamy days also and I don’t care for them at all. I always think of you in the south and wonder how you can stand it.,ugh.! I will hold on to summer a bit longer as ours are so short, we savour every day, but my favorite season is fall. Love the color, the bonfires, the pumpkins, cider and cinnamon donuts, going to the cider mill. Ahhh, more fun to come. Better days are coming for you Miss Mary, hang in there girl! 😊🍊🎃🍂

  14. Laura L.
    August 12, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Your post was such a nice way to start the day 😊

  15. Terry Wallace
    August 12, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Mary is this your bottle tree where did or do you find the blue bottles. Love, love, love. Thanks again.

  16. Chloe
    August 12, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Beautiful views! It’s always a joy to see your posts, especially those with Gracie. Are Gracie’s cousins coming to visit anytime soon?

    This certainly has been a summer for the record books. I hope I don’t see another one like it anytime soon. We don’t really experience autumn, so I look forward to sharing yours through your posts. September is our second hottest month of the year, so as you start to cool down and see the leaves begin to turn, those of us in southern California will still be suffering from the heat, but I can pretend that I’m feeling a cool breeze off the lake when I see your pictures.

  17. August 12, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Looks so peaceful and absolutely beautiful.

  18. August 12, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    I can just picture you cruising along on your pontoon and seeing all the sights. Thanks for the pretty views, and Gracie always makes me smile. Happy Sunday! 🤗

  19. Dorinda Selke
    August 12, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    It may be a dirty four letter word for some but not for this Yankee. Bring on sweater weather please !!!

    Love this post. Such fun pontoon names !
    I’ve always gotten a kick out
    Of them as well

    Stay cool

    Hugs Dorinda

  20. August 12, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    You may be sweltering in the heat, but your pics look cool and refreshing! Love that bottle tree, I want one sparkling in the sun now! First day since July first that I have my view back, the smoke has briefly blown north, still coughing with the scent, but I am not complaining when so many have lost everything in the fires. Yep, your water looks damn good in my eyes!

  21. Mary
    August 12, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    I loved the pictures, beautiful and relaxing.
    I live in Wisconsin and I am also looking forward to fall my favorite season as well.

  22. August 12, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Mary, what beautiful and fun views. Gracie obviously loves boating!

  23. Penny
    August 12, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Love your blog. We live in Thomasville, NC, and our retirement dream is to buy a home on High Rock Lake and own a pontoon. You are living our dream! I really enjoy your photos. Gracie is adorable. Thank you for sharing.

  24. Granny 35 (France)
    August 13, 2018 at 3:27 am

    Toujours aussi mignonne Gracie !
    Quelles jolies vues du lac, et si paisibles !
    Bonne journée

  25. Kari
    August 13, 2018 at 8:32 am

    So pretty and peaceful Mary…there is nothing like a boat ride whether on a lake or on a large river. We are still having algae issues and red tide issues down here, so boating isn’t quite as “pretty” as on your lake, unless we get out into the gulf and open water. I love the “looks” on Gracie…our little Jesse James weighs all of 5 pounds and sniffs the air like he can take on anything. So cute.

  26. Dee
    August 13, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Want to share a bit of the folklore of bottle trees…..go to your favorite search engine and check it out!

  27. August 13, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Hi there Mary!
    Just wanted you to know I just finished reading She Sheds and yours is my most favorite!! I’ve all these pics…and I cannot wait for fall either! Sure hope Gracie is getting along ok as an “only” dog! Hugs to you both!

  28. Theresa Keller
    August 13, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    love the bottle tree, i want one! I think many German wines come in blue bottles too.

  29. Robyn
    August 14, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Love these pics! They just made my day! It appears that bottle tree may have been an old artificial Christmas tree at one point! Great recycling idea!

  30. Sharon
    August 14, 2018 at 9:51 am

    I would love to live by some kind of water, lake , pond or even a creek. You are so lucky! Love your puppy!

  31. Deb
    August 14, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Hello, I just love your blog and everything to go with it. You can invite my husband and I over anytime we live in the Lincolnton area and yes I have a she shed also.

  32. August 14, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Just love your “water views” and love how Gracie loves her “ride” Had to laugh at the name of the boat…now my brother lives on a lake in Georgia…has a pontoon boat, but still has his Harley! … maybe his boat should be called, “and I have a Harley too” …

  33. Norma Rolader
    September 7, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Beautiful scenery

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