Wednesday, November 9, 2011

One Last Ride in the Cadillac

Sunday, October 9:  The Lord's Day.  Columbus Day weekend.  Lake Bonaparte, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.  A little slice of heaven.

The day dawned clear and bright, and even late in northern autumn, flowers bloomed.

My brother Matt said he was going to jump in.  And he did.

Once he got used to the water, I handed him his coffee...

After a while, my Dad took my Mom and me for one last ride in the Cadillac.  It was a bit breezier on the lake that day, but seeing new color was worth it, especially knowing we wouldn't be out in the boat again until next summer.

Another leaning boathouse

That day's destination was Mud Lake, the portion of Lake Bonaparte owned by the U.S. Army.  Mud Lake is officially part of Fort Drum, home of the 10th Mountain Division.  Ooh-rah!

Once we spied the reds, yellows, and oranges at the entrance to Mud Lake, we knew the color in its interior would be incredible.  We were not disappointed, and spent a long time slow-boating around this tiny portion of lake.

Entrance to Mud Lake

Canoeists enjoy the color of autumn on the lake

Goodbye, Mud Lake!

Cormorant over the water

Gulls on the rocks

A few last shots of the birds, and we returned to our lake house, full of rich color and all the beauty of autumn in our hearts.

I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart;
I will tell of all Your wonders.
I will be glad and exult in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
Psalm 9:1-2 NASB

To read the next post about my Lake Bonaparte getaway, click here.

Previous Lake posts

Part 1 -- Autumn Lake Nature Walk
Part 2 -- Pontoon Panorama
Part 3 -- Saturday Scenes from the Boat
Part 4 -- Food! Glorious Food!
Part 5 -- People, Boats, and Pictures
Part 6 -- God's Hand Across the Sky

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  1. Such beautiful photos. That lake is so beautiful, and you take such pretty pictures.

  2. The colors are so beautiful. I am so jealous. I don't think I even know of a place so peaceful and beautiful in the fall as this. Love all of these. But I have to say that the diving in the water picture made me shiver. Brrrr. It is too cold her to think of jumping in a lake :)