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.