Sunday, September 07, 2008

A Day On the Lake

Beaver and Carol's canoe is red-orange, so I tried to wear something to match ;-)

The water was glassy clear. Look at the reflection.

Then the wind came.

Then the sun shone on the ripples. These are the "diamonds" I wrote about in the story "A Thousand Sparkling Diamonds" in the book, "Just Breathing the Air."

This is the great Island Lake "Stonehenge" mystery: What was my Dad building? There were nine of these cement blocks, sticking out of the ground, level across the top, in a space 14' by 16'. Our names were written on these stones, in my father's handwriting, including his own name, with the date 1962. There were nine of us in the family. The blocks are facing the lake, in a different location than the original house. He admits he made them, and wrote our names on them, but he does not remember what he was going to do with them! Maybe he started a project and changed his mind. Maybe you will read about it in the next book.

More diamonds


Anonymous said...

Such a good time you're having! The weather looks beautiful, & I'm sure you are touching old memories connected with nearly everything you do.


Aelwyn said...

Beautiful pictures! It looks like you are really enjoying our autumn. I love the feel of the warm sun (when it makes an appearance) and the cool, crisp air.

Homehearts said...

Beautiful pictures and thank you for sharing about your new companions. I love to hear an adult speak of children or teenagers in a respectful way, acknowledging their value and their skills. Young people make wonderful friends :D

Oh, don't you love a mystery? Perhaps your dad was going to make a screened in gazebo or a really large playhouse near the lake. It is almost better to DREAM of the possibilities than to know for sure what they were for!

I am so glad you are reconnecting with your childhood in that lovely place. It must be a soul stirring feeling to stand in the places that your family stood all those years ago and to have seen your names written lovingly into the cement blocks. See? You HAVE made your mark upon the world! =)


Kalianne@BygoneBeauty said...

The lake is beautiful. It looks like you're having a wonderful time!
~Lady Kalianne

Mrs. Anna T said...

What a beautiful, beautiful journey. Thank you for sharing it with us. I love the pictures.

Anonymous said...

How beautiful!

I can just imagine all of the deep emotions visiting your childhood home brings up. Thank you so much for sharing this special trip with us. My mother and I are eagerly looking forward to your next book.



ladyakofa said...

Oh my, the linear reflection of the sun is awesome! Glad to know that you're having a great time!

A Still Small Voice said...

Beautiful pictures! I looked like you had a nice time . . .


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