Tag: Lake Norman

Weekend Waterview: Hazy, Smoky, Windy & Dry

Happy Weekend! Here’s a little waterview along with some fall foliage. . .much prettier when there is water in the pond! Our views have been hazy and smoky this week from the 16 wildfires burning in North Carolina. We have a Code Orange air quality alert today with smoke and wind advisories with gusts up to 35 mph.…

Weekend Waterview: Spooky Steam Fog and Sweating Weather

We enjoyed some cool crisp early morning temperatures earlier this week, producing steam fog rising from the warm water of the lake. Almost a little spooky and mysterious on the cusp of Halloween. Even spookier and a little scary are our drought conditions and disappearing water on the lake. And eerie in contrast to the flooding in the eastern part of the…

Weekend Waterview

I hope your weekend is just ducky! Our resident Mallards made a new friend recently. A domestic Pekin duck. . . They’re unable to fly, too heavy to get airborne. That combined with her lack of camouflage makes her a “sitting duck” on the lake. I breathe a sigh of relief when I see her swimming…

Weekend Waterview and Tidbits

Happy Sunday! We took an early morning boat ride, enjoying the sunshine and a nap on the pontoon. Flying our flag for 9/11 with some plane contrails visible in the blue sky. Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on White Dog Therapy and your thoughts and prayers for our family. Your comments were so touching they…

A Paws for Celebration: National Dog Day!

If you’re a dog owner, every day is a paws for celebration . . . and August 26th is National Dog Day. National Dog Day was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige. It’s celebrated August 26th every year to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure,…

Weekend Waterview: Boating with Dogs

We haven’t been boating much this summer for one reason or another. But it’s one of our favorite things when it’s not too dog gone hot. Early mornings or late evenings are our preferred times for a ride, avoiding the heat of the day. There’s nothing like feeling the wind in our ears. . . Or…

Weekend Waterview: Osprey Nests on the Lake

We always look forward to boating in the summer to check on “our” osprey nests. Osprey return to their same nest each year in March here on the lake, after wintering in Central and South America. They can log more than 160,000 migration miles during their 15-to-20-year lifetime. They build their nests on manmade structures . . . channel markers, duck…