Tag: LaKe Norman NC

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…

First Pontoon Ride of the Season

We had the first boat ride of the season last weekend. . . The highlight of every dog’s weekend. Enjoying the wind in our ears again. . . And in our tails. Gracie’s showing signs of boating bliss. . . Or possibly spring pollen allergies :) We all take allergy meds in our house in the spring…

Sitting on the Dock of the Lake

Sitting on the dock of the lake is the next best thing to a boat ride. The dock gives us some cover and shelter if the sun is too hot or there is a threat of storms so we can still get our water fix. Some of us like to look at the water… Some of…

Watching the Storm Roll In

We’ve had afternoon and early evening thunderstorms almost everyday this week. . . Fascinating to watch them brew and build from a safe distance on the shore. Some of us enjoy watching. . . And some of us don’t. And it’s a wonder some of us can see :) Wishing you a storm free weekend.…

Cobb Salad Boats

We’re Sailing into the Summer with Cobb Salad Boats! Mini Cobb Salad bites of romaine leaves, with Cobb salad ingredients~ diced or shredded chicken, bacon, blue cheese, avocado, egg, and tomato. Topping our boats with Basil Buttermilk Dressing and a Basil Leaf Sail! Basil Buttermilk Dressing Ingredients Makes about 1 cup, or 4 to 6…

Anchors Aweigh for Memorial Day

Memorial Day kicks off the summer  boating season on the lake!  Although we generally refrain from boating on major holidays to avoid the crowds, we have been known to weigh anchor early in the morning or enjoy a late evening cruise.  In anticipation of the holiday, I’m setting sail into summer with  appetizer boats and wooden buoys…

Rain Check Please…

We had 12 inches of rain in 3 days, with more in the forecast. Good thing we have a boat :) On the bright side the pond is full~ with our neighbor’s dock ramp on the incline  instead in the normal downhill position.  I’ve traded my usual foot attire of  flip flops in exchange for…

Brown Sugar Sand

I have an affinity for Brown Sugar~ in cookies, spice cakes, and crumble toppings~ but especially in the summer if I can’t feel the sand between my toes. . .  I pretend I’m beach side~ substituting sugar for sand~  the texture ideal for sculpting turtles, shells, sand castles and even mermaids! Here are several brown sugar sand posts…