Friday, November 18, 2011

Water, Sky, Trees, Leaves

Tuesday, October 11.  Lake Bonaparte, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.  Last day at the Lake.

We were too busy cleaning, winterizing, and packing to be sad that it was the last day on Lake Bonaparte.  Still, the knowledge that I wouldn't see the Lake again for a while weighed on me, so I made sure to spend a little time that morning just enjoying the scenery from our dock.

Since we're on the East shore, our dock is shrouded in morning shadow.  Looking out on the Lake makes for a beautiful scene, though!

The other side of the bay was green just a few days ago.  I love the reds and oranges among the trees.

The glassy surface of the Lake provided some beautiful reflection images of both trees and clouds.

I love this knotty, rocky stand of trees next to our little dock.  As children, we pretended this was our house, with its own doorway, rock tables, and rooms.  Grammy had old pots and pans we could use to make "sand soup" and other concoctions.

Peeling birch bark

Sigh.  It was heavenly being there!  I glanced down at the water along our shoreline, and noticed again how calm it was.  Fallen leaves drifted gently along, and almost looked like they were floating in the reflection of clouds and sky.

Yeah, I threw a fish shot in here.  I wasn't prepared to take a photo into the water, but I figured I'd try to capture one of the larger fish to show my fisherman husband.  (He appreciated the gesture.)

My favorite leaf image is below.  I love the sharpness of the leaf, with its clearly defined shadow.  It does almost look like it's floating in the sky!  And if you're reading this post in November 2011, you can see this leaf as my blog banner above.  :)

Even though I sometimes feel like this leaf--afloat without an anchor--I know otherwise.

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul,
a hope both sure and steadfast
and one which enters within the veil...
Hebrews 6:19 NASB

To read the next (and last) 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
Part 7 -- One Last Ride in the Cadillac
Part 8 -- It Must Come Out!
Part 9 -- One More Boat, One More Campfire
Part 10 -- Walking Hemitage Road

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  1. Great shots. Love the reflection on the lake. Those photos could totally be a puzzle. I would buy it!

  2. These are lovely. The reflections are gorgeous! My favorites are the leaves in the water. :)