Tag: nc

Paint

          “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”  ~Danny Kaye          Lots of paint on the lake this past weekend, in the form of fun and color. . .                    …

X-tremes

    X is for X-tremes       This week’s letter assignment is the letter X.    I thought I’d share some X-tremes we have run across on the lake. Starting with some X-treme Homes. . .                                          This…

Patriotism

    “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from…

Weathervanes by the Water

    W is for Weathervanes         This week’s letter assignment is the letter W.    The history of weathervanes can be traced all the way back to 48 BC, to the Tower of the Winds in Athens, Greece. An octagonal marble structure, that contained a huge weathervane in the shape of a Triton, a…

Reflections

        R is for Reflections         I’m joining Alphabe-Thursday ~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter R.          Dictionary.com defines reflection as: the act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.  an image; representation; counterpart.    in Physics, Optics, a: the return of light, heat, sound, etc.,…

Dock Shadows

       Shadows on the lake. . .         I’m joining Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday.                   Be sure to visit Hey Harriet for other Shadow Shots.      

Boat Names

     Here are some boat names we’ve run across recently on the lake~      According to this site, here are the top 10 Boat Names: Aquaholic Destiny Haukuna matata Happy Hours Knot Working Life is Good Plan B Pura Vida Reel Time Second Wind      And this site, the top 10 Sailboat Names:…

Chairs

     It is chair-sitting weather again~ The fine art of “Chair-Sitting” involves:  Stare at the Water and Clouds. Read a Little. Have a Drink. Watch the Purple Martins. Hold a Dog in your Lap. Listen to Music.  Discuss Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness and just Sloooow Down.          Read the history of Adirondack…

The Elusive White Squirrel

    This is the elusive white squirrel that I have been trying to photograph for 4 months now. . .I finally managed, through a window, so the photos aren’t great. We have a heavily wooded natural area behind our house in Charlotte, NC.  The canopy of trees in our backyard is essentially a gymnasium for dozens of…