Happy first Saturday in December!
Here’s a weekend waterview from Lake Norman.
Steam fog rises off the water created by the warm water temperatures mixing with cooler air.
About 10 days ago the leaves were still clinging to the trees. . .
And providing a golden glow, illuminated by the early morning sunshine.
We went from this. . .
To this, after a cold front and blustery winds blew through.
The last of the fall foliage in it’s golden brown phase and watering reflections.
It’s shaping up to be a mild December with warmer than average temperatures and the mercury climbing to a balmy 75 degrees today!
You can see one of our many resident muskrats swimming by in the left corner of the photo above.
Unfortunately they’re a menace and cause shoreline instability and erosion by burrowing tunnels. They also like to sharpen their teeth on boat cables and wires. . .$$$.
I’ll leave you with some sunset photos. . .
Happy Weekend ♥
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Such fabulous photos.
I’ll take the mild temps, loving them here too (though a few degrees cooler). Muskrat love can quickly turn to muskrat hate with those nasty little habits of theirs. The water and shoreline are peaceful to look at anytime, even in winter. Have a great weekend, Mary.
Thankyou Mary for your lovely lake photos. It has been a beautiful fall here in N.C. even though dry and the sunsets have been incredible. My daughter and I are off to Morehead City for my annual birthday weekend trip which was canceled last year. We do some Christmas shopping, eat lots of seafood and just have fun. Enjoy your first weekend in Dec. whatever is on your calendar.
Enjoy your getaway weekend Kathy! Happy Birthday ♥
The photos are so beautiful. If only our world could be as peaceful as the lake…
Mary, your photos are beautiful as always. I especially like the ones with the trees reflected in the water. I have some like that in the Adirondacks some years ago when my husband and I visited a dear friend who had been stationed at Minot AFB with us. Thanks so much!
Beautiful views, Mary! Oh my the muskrats…there are always pesky little creatures like our armadillos! Happy Weekend!
Your pictures are beautiful and the sunsets stunning! Your picture of the muskrat brought back memories of living in a lake community in South Carolina only we had alligators swimming by…that was a real shocker for this Northern girl.😀 but I came to appreciate ( from a distance) and respect these amazing creatures. Our leaves here in Virginia aren’t all down yet so we are still enjoying Mother Nature’s paintings. Peace to all.
THIS IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT, ALFIE…for a few more days…luv it!! franki
Lovely Mary….serene! As far as the leaves, ours are clinging to the grass…one more motto chopped them up!!!
Photos don’t do it justice! Visited family in Huntersville over Thanksgiving. I’m ready to move! Can you post a list of antique stores that you would recommend for my next visit? Cheers
Beautiful pics Mary! Very Serene and peaceful. Love the sunset pics. Enjoy your weekend! We’re decorating this weekend. Clara ❤️
Dreamy and beautiful pictures. Thank you.
Thank you, Mary. Your blog is always a delight in my inbox. I read yours last so I can linger over your creativity. Thanks for the peaceful Lake pics. Happy, Happy Christmas to you & fur babies. Take Care, Jeannie
I love your pictures and especially the sunsets. I look forward to reading your blog every week. And your inspirations are all I need to get me going. Thank you Mary.
Swoon! What beautiful photos of the changing season. There’s something so serene about calm waters with reflections of the shoreline. Can 75 degrees even count as winter weather?! Enjoy it all!
Beautiful sunsets! Enjoy your balmy days, it’s cold here in the low 30’s with a very sharp, brisk wind that cuts through you. (I’ll trade ya, lol). 🎄🎄🎄
Love seeing the beauty. Always in every season.. Have a son and grandbabies who live in NC. Would love to live there. Florida not my beauty where I live.
So beautiful, especially love the light shining through your golden tree. Such a peaceful place to live…
So beautiful Mary! I am loving the warm temps the past few days…The muskrats do sound pesky, yikes! Happy weekend!
Gorgeous pictures Mary!
remember that song “Muskrat Love” ? haha. not so much right !??!! Beautiful pictures on the lake , so far pretty mild here in northern Indiana, we had a girls weekend in Indianapolis and my niece said she felt like she was in Fl. people still eating outside at the restaurants!!
Thanks for sharing, and I will have to revisit all of you Christmas sites again !
Beautiful photos and water views. I never tire of looking at beautiful sunsets. Muskrats, hmmm non here, however ai have way too many squirrels.