Category: Lake Life

Weekend Waterview: A Little Steam Fog

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Weekend Waterview: Early Lake Morning

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We’re early risers at our house, even on the weekends. Mainly because of these two who need to go out, demand to be fed, then proceed to go back to sleep.  I took these photos yesterday around 7 am.  It was a delightful 69 degrees and low humidity! More 90+ degree temperatures ahead for us today and…