Category: Lake Life

May Day Basket and Weekend Waterview

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!

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!

 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

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

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!

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

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.…