Wednesday, July 11, 2007

An Evening at the Lake

Yesterday evening we drove out to Beach Lake in North Birchwood. The sky was always changing, but never threatening. The lake was still.

Tom and Zoey float tubed and cast the evening away. Zoey is trying really hard to get her cast down. She loves to fly fish. She is always plotting new flies to tie. Tom is very patient in teaching her. I tried to catch and image or two of her casting from the dock. She was beautiful, all long lines and grace. There was not enough light and too much movement.

Vivi and I floated in a little inflatable raft. We saw all sorts of great stuff. A family of common loons, a group of red-necked grebes (one of which was this amazingly beautiful pale variant), a beaver that was grooming itself on the bank, and five surf scoters. The best was the wild Pepere who called to Vivi from the shore. Tom's dad came out to the lake and joined us for a while.

Above is a very bad picture of the surf scoters. I did take my binoculars on the boat, but not my camera. Sorry!

Vivi fell sound asleep on the way home. She has her Didida and her snuggle blankie. Her family is in the truck with her. All is well.


Mary said...

Trixie, I admire your spirit with the girls. Isn't it so great to be able to record special memories like this on the net to share and keep? Years from now, you will be able to leaf through your posts watch your children grow.

That still lake photo with the reflection of the girls and your husband is terrific! You should consider framing that one.

mon@rch said...

Such a wonderful post and so much of what mary said I could reflect! Speaking of reflecting, that lake photo is amazing! Keep up the good time and to be honest, never really grasped the fly fishing thing! High Five for being able to figure it out!

RuthieJ said...

What a beautiful lake!

I really like Vivi's little hat....did you knit it?

Trixie said...

Mary ~~ Thanks! You are so encouraging.

Mon@rch ~~ I have yet to crack the code, but I enjoy trying. Float tubing is sooooo much fun.

Ruthie ~~ Sock yarn is so much fun to do things other than socks with. Thanks for noticing.

RuthieJ said...

Hi Trixie,
I thought it looked like self-striping yarn. I'm going to have to try one of those now. Thanks for letting me know.

Susan Gets Native said...

I love that first picture...the orangy reflection in the water.

It's weird to see people in July wearing coats and long pants.

marianne said...

Once again, beautiful. You are amazing parents. My son went to London when he was 11, with his chorale group (to perform at the Gilbert and Sullivan festival). That was so very hard for me. He came back just a little bit different, a little more grown up...or was it me? ;)

ironically, I had to have my gall bladder out while he was gone! Imagine it took so much gall for me to let him go my gall bladder couldn't take it!