Category: Lake Life

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.…

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…