Category: Lake Life

Weekend Waterview: Boating with Dogs

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We haven’t been boating much this summer for one reason or another. But it’s one of our favorite things when it’s not too dog gone hot. Early mornings or late evenings are our preferred times for a ride, avoiding the heat of the day. There’s nothing like feeling the wind in our ears. . . Or…

Weekend Waterview: Osprey Nests on the Lake

Osprey Nests

We always look forward to boating in the summer to check on “our” osprey nests. Osprey return to their same nest each year in March here on the lake, after wintering in Central and South America. They can log more than 160,000 migration miles during their 15-to-20-year lifetime. They build their nests on manmade structures . . . channel markers, duck…

May Day Basket and Weekend Waterview

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Happy May 1st! I’m celebrating with a May Day Basket, hanging on our dock post instead of a doorknob! I’ve been Singing the Wildflower Blues this week, in praise of Bachelor Buttons, also know as Cornflowers, blooming in the field next to my Potting Shed. Ox-eye daisy, a common roadside daisy, popped up this week…

Spring Forward to Boating Season!

March Boating with Dogs

We’re enjoying our 3rd warmest March in 75 years, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s later this week, so boating season arrived with daylight saving time this year! Some elbow grease is required to spring forward to boating season. . . Which requires some bleach and a some Chateau de “Bateau” for the job. . . Best…

Love Your Pet Day and Paws for Celebration!

Love Your Pet Day and Paws for Celebration!

 Happy National Love Your Pet Day!  February 20th is the unofficial national holiday and a day set aside to give extra attention to and pamper your pets. . . Which of course is no different from any other day for pet owners. :) And for us, everyday is paws for celebration! With Treats for Lucky Dogs. . .…

Weekend Waterview: Winter Sunrise

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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…

Weekend Waterview: Portsmouth Island

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We spent a long weekend in November at Portsmouth Island, a small southern Outer Banks barrier island. Portsmouth Island is 13 miles long and only accessible by a small boat or privately run ferry. It’s one of the last wild frontiers of the Outer Banks with no businesses and only a small handful of National Park Service regulated and managed…

Weekend Waterview: Here Comes the Sun!

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After 10 days of rain and three very wet weekends in a row, we’re enjoying some welcome sunshine! It’s clear and frosty this weekend and fall has definitely arrived in North Carolina. . . The plus side to all our rain is the pond is full! Fall color has peaked and most of the leaves came down with our…

Weekend Waterview: A Bit of Fall Color

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Happy November 1st! The foliage around the lake is starting to put on their fall colors and we enjoyed a couple of beautiful days of crisp fall weather this week. I took these photos on Thursday after the rain moved out and we had some glorious sunshine. It’s raining again today and tomorrow but our…