Tag: Lake Norman

Weekend Waterview: Pontoon Rides for Lola

Happy Sunday! Here’s a little weekend water and dogs’ eye view from Lake Norman. Lola is getting her sea legs and looking forward to pontoon rides. She’s learned from Gracie that crushed ice is a pontoon ritual and treat. She’s 4 months old with a lot of fur that she says is hot in our…

On Lakecation: Dockside Dining

I’m taking a little ‘lakecation’ this week. . . Taking some time off to unwind and unplug. . . Setting sail into a week with no projects or appointments . . . Slowing down to enjoy the scenery. . . With no plans other than drifting peacefully from reading to watching the water. Maybe swim…

Weekend Waterview: Sunset Cruise on Lake Norman

Happy Weekend! I often get comments and emails about the lake; What lake do you live on and how big is it? Lake Norman, was created between 1959 and 1964, as part of the construction of the Cowans Ford Dam by Duke Energy and is the largest man-made body of fresh water in North Carolina.…

Happy Independence Day!

“For every moment of peace, liberty, & greatness our country enjoys, we have someone who has worn a uniform to thank.” United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Thank you. I hope you’re enjoying a little rest, relaxation and holiday fun as you celebrate…

Weekend Waterview: Gardenias, Great Blue Heron and Glorious Sunset

Happy Weekend! After a week of being spoiled by lower humidity and cool morning temperatures, it’s hot and sultry here this weekend. You know it’s summer when it’s hot at night! It’s perfect weather for gardenias! They don’t mind the hot and humid weather (unlike me ;) and are blooming. . . I wish you…

Weekend Waterview: Full Pond and a Boat Ride After Alberto

Happy Sunday! We’re enjoying a break from the rain and some sunny skies! The pond is full after Subtropical Storm Alberto last week. The lake levels are starting to recede but there are high water cautions and warnings for debris and navigational hazards. With such a rainy spring, we haven’t had many boating days and…

Weekend Waterview: Rising Water, Welcome Sunshine and Ducks

Happy Sunday! After a soggy week and 4 inches of rain we are finally drying out and enjoying some welcome sunshine! The lake level is at full pond and our neighbor’s dock looks like it’s floating on the water. The Snowball Viburnum and white spring blooms are waning and the azaleas are peaking. It’s been the…

Weekend Waterview: A Snowy Blanket

Happy Sunday! Here’s a weekend waterview and what we looked like on Thursday as our snow started to melt. According the The Weather Channel, all 50 states in the U.S. had either snow or sleet on the ground on Wednesday courtesy of Winter Storm Inga. In my next life, I want to be a meteorologist ;)…

Weekend Waterview: Up On the Roof and Bird’s Eye View

Happy Sunday! I hope you’re tucked in safe and cozy this morning. We had a brief climb into the 60s this past week but it’s a chilly 19 degrees and breezy this morning. Here’s a little bird’s-eye and waterview from our roof. We were up on the roof accessing storm damage and taking photos for…