Category: Lake Life

Weekend Waterview: A Bit of Fall Color

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…

Weekend Waterview: A Little Steam Fog

Happy Sunday! I hope you’re enjoying some beautiful fall weather this weekend and cooler temperatures like we are in North Carolina. After our much-needed rain, it’s nice to have a sunny weekend to enjoy and crisp fall mornings. And watch the steam fog drift quietly across the lake. We only have tiny pockets of fall color…

Weekend Waterview: Rising Waters

Thank you for all your emails and concerns about rising waters with the rain we’ve had the past two weeks. We were fortunate to get much-needed rain without the flooding that affected South Carolina, especially in Columbia and Charleston, our favorite weekend getaway. We went from a low of a 93.6 lake level reading (100 being full pond)…

Weekend Forecast: Rain with a Chance of Napping

We’re getting some much-needed rain and we’re pretty dog gone excited about it! It’s going to take a lot more rainy weekends to fill up the lake but we’ll take what we can get. Our neighbor’s floating dock is no longer floating. . . And our lake-fed irrigation intake has long been out of the water.…

Weekend Waterview: A Symphony of Color

Sometimes you see a sunset that makes you stare in awe and wonder, mesmerized by the sheer beauty. “See” is really the wrong word, it’s more like an “experience”. . .a symphony of color. You can barely stand to go inside to grab your camera, afraid you’ll miss it, since the color fades and shifts so quickly. I took…

Weekend Waterview: A Piece of the Rainbow

We’ve been a little glum about the lack of water in the pond.  .  . We’ve had a few pop up showers this week, any rain at all is welcome!  Lake Norman is about 5 1/2 feet down from full pond. Staring at red clay doesn’t quite evoke the same feelings of calm and serenity as a…

Weekend Waterview: A Tale of a Nauti Squirrel

We had a nauti squirrel stowaway on our boat. He made himself a cozy nest between the deck of the boat and one of the pontoons. Apparently tree living isn’t all it’s cracked up to be so he decided to relocate to enjoy a waterview. I did a double take when I first discovered him scurrying along the cover of the bimini top.…

Weekend Waterview: The Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days: 1. The hot, sultry days of summer when Sirius, the Dog Star, rises in the constellation Canis Major. 2. A period marked by lethargy, inactivity, or indolence. We’re feeling lethargic in the Dog Days of Summer and it’s dog gone hot and dry here. Our lake level is down 5 feet from full pond and our…