Weekend Waterview: Almost Boating

Happy Sunday!

Here’s a weekend waterview from Lake Norman. . .

We’ve had the most gorgeous weather recently, with cool crisp mornings. . .

Low humidity and highs in the low to mid 70s. . .

Otherwise known as bird-chirping weather!

Some pop up thunderstorms last week left us with a rainbow to enjoy.

We’re a month later than normal getting the boat out with one reason or another, from rain, to ‘the pollening’,  and then a pinched nerve in my hubby’s shoulder preventing him from wrestling with the boat cover.

We were fortunate to already have gas in the boat with the current shortage and Lola and Sophie were raring to go for a ride yesterday!

Ready . . .

Set . . .

Waiting to go. . .

Still waiting. . . .

Might as well get comfy and nap while we wait. . .

Dreaming of boating. . .

Wonder what’s taking so long. . .?

Uh oh. . .

Sophie decided to check out the problem and provide some moral support. . .

Hmmmm. . .maybe a hose / fuel line issue. . .?

Here’s hoping it’s an easy replacement and we don’t have to have the pontoon towed to be serviced.

Doggie kisses make everything better!


Fingers and paws crossed we’ll be boating by Memorial Day!

Hope you’re enjoying some beautiful weather where you are. ♥

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  53 comments for “Weekend Waterview: Almost Boating

  1. Ann Woleben
    May 16, 2021 at 7:16 am

    May you soon have smooth “sailing.” Doggie kisses help everything.

    • May 16, 2021 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you so much Ann! ♥🐾

  2. Margaret
    May 16, 2021 at 7:20 am

    Fabulous photos. I’m envying your temperatures as we are at 12c (54f) today on the south coast of England (with rain). Are you experiencing gas shortages at the moment then?

    • May 16, 2021 at 7:19 pm

      Hi Margaret, Yes a pipeline was shut down but has since reopened. Most of the shortages now are due to people panic buying gas. Hope you warm up soon. ♥

  3. Patti
    May 16, 2021 at 7:22 am

    Aren’t puppy helpers the BEST? It was beautiful in Nashville yesterday. We took our 4 yr old grandson to the zoo. So nice to do something outside with other people! I can’t wait to see more pictures from Lake Norman. Here’s to a safe and happy summer 2021.

    • May 16, 2021 at 7:20 pm

      Hi Patti, I bet it was perfect weather for a trip to the zoo! Thank you for your visits and comments. Happy Sunday ♥

  4. franki Parde
    May 16, 2021 at 7:31 am

    Isn’t that the way it works (or not) getting underway…so many hoses, connections, wires, etc etc. So relate…here @ Anna it’s like ALL the watercraft just hatched @ once!! OPEN 4 THE SEASON!! Beautiful photos!! franki

    • May 16, 2021 at 7:21 pm

      HI Franki, It’s that the truth? Lots of boat activity here. Happy boating and Sunday to you! ♥

  5. Rita C.
    May 16, 2021 at 7:41 am

    Oh darn! I hope it’s an easy fix. I had a friend have car trouble and the culprit was a squirrel that had gotten under the hood and chewed the radiator cap and power steering hose! Our weather’s been so awesome, I’ve loved the lingering spring with cool mornings, warm afternoons. The lake looks beautiful.

    • May 16, 2021 at 7:24 pm

      Hi Rita, Keeping our fingers crossed. We had a squirrel chew the wires on the boat several years ago that we trapped and relocated, and before that, a muskrat. Enjoy this weather while you can. ♥

  6. Lorraine Z.
    May 16, 2021 at 7:59 am

    Beautiful pictures Mary. Lucky you to live on such a beautiful lake.

    • Clara
      May 16, 2021 at 10:20 am

      Oh Mary, I hope your husband is on the right road to recovery and that your boat will soon be gliding across the waters surface. The girls are so sweet. We have really enjoyed the bird chirping weather! We’ve eaten outside a lot lately and the singing birds have sung such sweet melodies while we dine. Enjoy your day sweet friend. Clara ❤️

      • May 16, 2021 at 7:29 pm

        Thank you Clara, he’s much improved over how he was a month ago. The weather has been wonderful hasn’t it? I’m afraid it’s short-lived. Happy Sunday ♥

    • Darlene
      May 16, 2021 at 6:20 pm

      Nothing good about pinched nerves they take time to heal..so painful!
      His sweet nurse seems to be doing a great job. Love the pix’s of them cuddling it’s healing!
      Hope your on the water soon.

      • May 16, 2021 at 6:58 pm

        Thank you Darlene! ❤️🐾

    • May 16, 2021 at 7:24 pm

      Yes, we are! Thank you Lorraine, Happy Sunday ♥

      • Cyndi Raines
        May 16, 2021 at 11:55 pm

        BUMMER! Hopefully not an expensive fix and you’ll be back on the lake in no time. Glad hubby is doing better, easy does it. Your support team is the best. ♥️🐾 Today is my hubby’s 13th day home after a19 day stay in the hospital due to covid. The reunion between him and our dog Buddy, brought tears to everyone’s eyes. Buddy stays right next to him all day and is even sleeping under the hospital bed. It does make it a little hard for me to manage with doggie underfoot, but it is so endearing. Glad we are all on the mend and will say a prayer for your Hubby too. Enjoy your beautiful weather Mary and that heavenly lake! I am going to look at the pictures again, what a healing balm. 🤗♥️♥️

      • May 17, 2021 at 5:16 am

        Oh Cyndi, I’m so sorry to hear your hubby was hospitalized for so long! What a sweet boy Buddy is, I can imagine how overjoyed he was (along with you) to have your hubby home again. You must have been so distraught! So glad he is home and I hope he is recovering daily and getting his strength back and you have had a vaccine. Thoughts and prayer for you both. Take care of yourself, nursing is hard work. ♥

  7. Karenann S.
    May 16, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Looks so beautiful and serene! The puppies are adorable and so beautiful and the best USA flag helpers I’ve ever seen! Enjoy the beautiful lake!

    • May 16, 2021 at 7:34 pm

      Thank you so much Karenann! Happy Sunday ♥

  8. Liz
    May 16, 2021 at 8:33 am

    Thank for sharing your lovely pictures and precious family. Only thing missing is a picture of you. xo

    • May 16, 2021 at 7:39 pm

      Ha, thank you Liz! Happy Sunday ♥

  9. Cindi
    May 16, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Your pictures of the lake and puppies are so wonderful. Here in Virginia we are having cold nights. New chicken mom and when I went out at 6 am to feed my girls it was 41. Doesn’t seem right to be wearing a winter coat in mid May. Hoping for some true spring weather before we go into hot summers but doesn’t look like that will happen.

    • May 16, 2021 at 7:49 pm

      Hi Cindi, How fun to have chickens! I’d love some more spring weather but we’re looking at 90 degree temps by the end of next week. Thank you for your visits and comments ♥

  10. May 16, 2021 at 9:15 am

    That was adorable seeing them with their daddy! I hope it’s an easy fix and nothing but smooth sailing on the horizon!

    • Linda Slattery
      May 17, 2021 at 5:17 pm

      Those two pictures were also my favorites, especially the one with such a beautiful smile. I’ve said it before, but there is just something about seeing a man who is not afraid to show his affection towards his pets….. even when we know just holding on to them must have been painful for his shoulder.

  11. May 16, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Uh oh, well, even if you can’t go boating you still can enjoy the beautiful water views…I love May, cool mornings and evenings with bright warm days…I hope the boat is an easy fix and that the gas shortage eases soon.

    • May 16, 2021 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you Jenna! Hope you’re enjoying some beautiful weather this weekend ♥

  12. Sandr
    May 16, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Doggie kisses SURE does make everything better! I was at Beech Mountain for two weeks, it was quite cold. Wednesday the 12th, 37degrees & we had snow.

    • May 16, 2021 at 8:12 pm

      Hi Sandra! It’s easily 10 – 15 degrees cooler in the NC mountains than it is here, so quite chilly the past couple of weeks. Thank you for your visits and comments ♥

  13. May 16, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Beautiful photos Mary. I hope the boating issue is an easy fix. How fortunate you are live on the lake.
    Happy Sunday.

    • May 16, 2021 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you Linda! Happy Sunday ♥

  14. Sheran
    May 16, 2021 at 9:57 am

    Beautiful! American 🇺🇸 Flag, beautiful scenery 🚤 & dog kisses 🐾! Thank you for sharing.

    • May 16, 2021 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you Sheran, Happy Sunday ♥🐾

  15. May 16, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Mary I so hope your husband and the pontoon will soon be on the mend. We have enjoyed that same weather, but it changes in a few days to highs in the low 90’s and humidity. Beautiful photos!

    • May 16, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you Pam! Yes, 90s for us too, it was nice while it lasted. :)

  16. Kathy Menold
    May 16, 2021 at 11:36 am

    Still a bit too cold when I get up and must say I am tired of moving my seedlings and transplants in and out of the. little green house. Yet we have had some lovely spring days once the sun comes out and my peonies and iris have lasted much longer than I remember in past years. We will be whining about heat and humidity soon enough. Hope boating is soon in your agenda and glad your husband is on the mend.Your fur babies are so photogenic! Love seeing them.

    • May 16, 2021 at 8:22 pm

      Thank you Kathy! I’m afraid I’ll be complaining about the heat and humidity by next weekend. :) Happy Sunday ♥

  17. May 16, 2021 at 11:46 am

    Love your posts

  18. May 16, 2021 at 11:46 am

    Nothing worse than looking forward to something and there’s a glitch in your plans!….Hope the boat needs a simple fix and the girls can have their ride. Such gorgeous photos of the lake and glimpse of the birds. Our birdhouse has a family of Bluebirds! Have a wonderful day!!

    • May 16, 2021 at 8:30 pm

      Hi Shirley! How fun your birdhouse is occupied by bluebirds! Happy Sunday ♥

  19. Kathleen Huff
    May 16, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Mary, thank you for sharing your incredible stories with us. The pictures are just fabulous. Jim & I both enjoy many of the same things as you when it comes to tablescapes,dishes and flowers. I love photography, but have gotten away from it.Seeing all your fabulous pictures makes me want to dust off the camera and get outside and start clicking. Thanks for making me smile.

    • May 16, 2021 at 7:01 pm

      Hi Kathleen, thank you for your visit and sweet comment! Happy Sunday ❤️

  20. Debbie Jones
    May 16, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Such a beautiful pic with the rainbow. Could be a post card!

    • May 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you Debbie, Happy Sunday! ❤️🌈

  21. May 16, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing enjoy!

  22. Paula
    May 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Beautiful lake !! Your puppies are so adorable!
    Take Care !

    • May 16, 2021 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks so much for your visit Paula! Happy Sunday❤️🐾

  23. May 17, 2021 at 5:28 am

    Aw, doggie kisses do make everything better!!! I hope it’s a quick fix Mary, great pics:@)

  24. May 17, 2021 at 7:12 am

    Mary, I’m late reading this…but, soooo sorry about your hubs…pinched nerves are painful…hope he is fully recovered…we too have been WAY TOO CHILLY for mid May! Planting anything gas been a challenge…those doggie kisses will make everything better! Maybe the early boat problems are a blessing before the HOT weather hits when you REALLY want to be on the water!! Hope all ends well…and the pups get their boat ride!! ❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

    • May 17, 2021 at 7:14 am

      Sorry about the “GAS” which should have been “HAS”! Not trying to be IRONIC!! LOL!!

    • May 17, 2021 at 7:32 am

      Thank you so much Ellen! It looks like 90 degree weather with high humidity will arrive this weekend. I’ll be missing our cooler temps ♥

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