Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I Hear Lake Water Lapping

As usual, I'm nowhere near my new place yet. 

Construction is going on without me. Fishing is happening without me. Autumn is evolving without me. And Frank is enjoying life up there without me. 

My city house has been on the market for less than a week. There's been a fair bit of interest and I'm hopeful that things will move along before too long. Please keep your fingers crossed for me. I very much want to go home.

The following photos were taken when I was up there in the summer. I hope you enjoy them.


I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore. . . .
I hear it in the deep heart's core.
~ William Butler Yeats

Benny fetches
Benny is enjoying his life at the cottage. As long as we can present a good throwing arm, he'll provide the fetches.




water leaf
In the water, on one side of the dock, these weeds are growing tall.





purple weed flower
They produce a pretty purple flower called Pickerelweed.





humm
Other pretty garden flowers attract our beautiful hummingbirds. Of course they enjoy the feeders also.





friendly chipper
This little guy must have been fed regularly around here. I bent down to tie my shoe, one day, and he suddenly appeared between my feet and rested his two front feet on my hand. He looked me right in the eye as if to ask where the munchies are. I had to oblige him, eh?





crustaecion on glass
Of all strange creatures to rest upon the sliding door glass. This appears to be a miniature crustacean of some sort. He was clinging to the glass after a rainfall. It was about the width of a tomato seed and twice as long.






golden hour blueberry island2
This is a late-day glimpse of the island across the bay.





sunsetting2
And just a little bit later, the last reflective light of the sun paints the sky with a kiss goodnight.

More photos coming up soon.

52 comments:

Linda said...

Lovely photos! Benny looks so happy! Good luck on selling your house.

joeh said...

Chipmunks are so skittish! Hope he isn't so carefree with Bennie.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Here's to the right buyer coming along SOON!
I've been the seller and I know how frustrating the wait can be... hang in there, Hilary.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I hope your home will sell quickly so that you can be with your love full-time.

Indrani said...

Fantastic series!
The shot of mountain with its reflection is too good.
Hope your sale happens soon.

solarity said...

I can tell I'm going to get very fond of that hill.
Wishing your house will find just the right buyer, and soon!

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Terri Buster said...

I hope you can sell quickly because I would be pining to get back to that gorgeous place as soon as possible!

DJan said...

I just realized what a Benny deficit I have been having, when I saw that picture. I love the tame little chippy, too. Of course you had to oblige! Lovely pictures, and my fingers are crossed for you, Hilary! :-)

Brian Miller said...

awww how sweet on the interaction with the little chipmunk....smiles....i would have had to as well....smiles...

Linda said...

The hummingbird and the golden light on the island are favorites here. I do hope that you'll soon be able to join Frank (who, I'm sure, is NOT enjoying life at the lake without you).

TexWisGirl said...

i have no doubt you miss being there!!! such sweet beauty! i hope, hope, hope your place will sell quickly! that chipmunk is waiting for you!

messymimi said...

Critters can become, if not tame, at least used to us and they know who will be nice and who won't. Praying your house sells so you can go home!

Stephen Hayes said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that a qualified buyer scoops up your house quickly so you can hit the road to your little piece of paradise.

Birdie said...

I will add to the other a wish that your house sells quickly!

What does Benny think of the chipmunks?

That thing on the window looks like something visitors from outerspace left behind!

Leah J. Utas said...

Ahh, that was lovely.

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

The chipmunk stole my heart! What a view from across the bay. I hope your house is sold soon. I know you are ready to close this chapter and start writing the new one.

Frank Baron said...

Well, I'm not OVERLY enjoying myself.

I mean, how could I - with no one to tell me to do this, or not do that, or do it a different way or that doesn't belong there?

Plus, you cuddle better than Ben.

;)

Kerry said...

Buying/selling houses is nerve-wracking. I hope that moves along quickly and that you can join Frank and Benny soon. What a gorgeous place!
Do you think that little critter on your window is an insect nymph/baby of some sort? I wonder. It does look like a crustacean!

photowannabe said...

You are going to live in paradise!

I hope it is soon!

Gorgeous photos and the macro crustacean makes me think of "raining cats and dogs".
I know that's weird but who knows what rains from the skies nowadays...(:0)

Daryl said...

careful that thing looks evil ... and i thought if it flowers, its not considered a weed ....

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Thinking of you and hope the house sells quickly. It's no fun being separated due to a house sale... been there done that a few times. xox

JC said...

Wow, you photos have a way of making me happy in a way I can't explain. Like so many commenter before me, hoping a buyer will come soon. I am hoping this for both of us. I've had my on the market since May. However, we aren't quiet ready to move completely into the other one.

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely shots, you have found a very nice area to enjoy

Barb said...

I can see why you would be pining to go back to this scenic spot, Hilary. My fingers are crossed for you. The lake reflects the beauty around it.

sandi mcbride said...

to glorious for words and that Weed is what we call water hyacinth...it grows in our ponds and lakes and I have pots of them in water around the house...love your camera work. I hope the house sells soon so you can go home!
hugs
Sandi

Tabor said...

HOme is always where the heart is...so hangin there. Could that little nymph be dragon fly larva?

Gayle said...

It is so easy to ponder, at length, these beautiful photos. I love the details and such clarity. What a fine eye! Oh, and Mr. Kissable, just look that that smile on his fuzzy, sweet face!!!

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Linda said...

Yay, it's Benny, and having a grand time, I see.

I love the sunlight on the island. That is just gorgeous.

The little crustacean on your door is certainly curious...quite out of his normal environment.

Hope your house sells soon so you can enjoy your new place.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Sending you positive vibes for a bidding war on your property!!!

Beautiful pics from a slice of heaven. :)

ladyfi said...

As always - such wonderful shots.

Hope you get your house sold soon!

Mage said...

Did anyone tell you what that critter on the glass was? Goodness. And as usual, there are some lovely images here.

yaya said...

I don't know how you can stand to be away from such a beautiful place! I'll keep my fingers crossed for a quick sale! The hummingbird shot is amazing! The chipmunk one is adorable!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'll tell you what...your lake views are the nearest thing to heaven itself.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Have a nice day! RW & SK

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images, but, I do love the Chipmunk, fantastic Hilary.

Theresa said...

What a beautiful blog, a handsome JRT ( I have 3) and thank you so much for posting info on the other Hilary! Oh and the chipmunk,how could I forget the adorable chipmunk. Good luck with the house sale. May it go high and fast! :)

Ercotravels said...

Beautiful set of your photographs, specially i like the 1st photo..

Sharon Wagner said...

Our chipmunks are so spoiled they don't even have to collect their own acorns. We do it for them. And they love the sound of corn being shelled onto the deck. They come running. So cute.

ellen abbott said...

Yes, I would want to go home too. Can't the realtors show the house without you?

Suldog said...

I think Tabor may have the right idea. I was thinking some sort of insect larva, myself.

Michael Manning said...

Catching up here, Hilary, and such a nice post as usual--very refreshing. I too have my fingers crossed and feel good about the prospects for your home to be sold to a new owner. Hang in and have a wonderful weekend! :)

the Bag Lady said...

Love that you will have a resident pet chipmunk when you finally get to go home!
Best wishes for a quick and profitable sale.

Dianne said...

Benny!!
love that guy

beautiful photos, hope your house sells quickly and easily

Jackie said...

Oh...you need to be there!
I pray that your city home sells soon, Hilary.
Beautiful photographs.
Thank you for sharing them.
Love,
Jackie

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Happy selling. It's tough having to show at a moment's notice. I recall those moments bitterly!
You lake photos sure take me back!!!!
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Willow said...

Hi Hilary,
WOW on the beautiful photos and view of the island across the bay !!
I saw your blog when I was commenting over at Yaya's and thought I'd stop in and say "Hello" !
Glad I did ~ wonderful photos .

Kat said...

WOW! That hummingbird photo is amazing!!!!!!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

What Kat said:-) Just amazing. Thinking of you and hoping it is sold sold sold.

Anvilcloud said...

Good photos as always. Today my fave the the second one of just the leaf on a dark background.

Anita said...

Ahhh... photography that I can reach out and touch! It's hard to choose a favorite. Hmmmm... :)

Betty Manousos said...

oh my word,

what a spectacular!!
it's really hard to pick a favourite!
you're awesome!

xoxo