Sunday, January 26, 2014

October Outing

I'm way behind on creating posts right now but this one (among others) has been sitting in my drafts folder for quite a while so now is as good a time as any to share it.

Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish.
~ Steven Wright

Before the last of my belongings and cats were packed up and I moved out here, I spent a few days visiting - during which time we went fishing. It was late October.

The day was cool and crisp but sunny. The fishing spot was about a 15 minute boat ride from the dock - and somehow, it was against the wind in both directions! It was a lovely hour or so spent trying to catch some walleye but not succeeding.

Grab a life jacket and hop on the boat to join us.

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Pulling away from the dock, you can see our house on the right with the addition (still in the process of being built) on its left.





baptiste in October
Oranges and yellows blend to create the perfect autumn backdrop as we pass through a channel.






colourful shores baptiste
Our lines searched for those elusive walleye while we continued to enjoy the view.





abandoned
Frank pointed out this seemingly abandoned cottage which he had seen on previous and more successful fishing expeditions. It sits on a point, surrounded by water - prime property. There is no sign of anyone having lived there for a long time - nor does it seem to be available for sale. One of the lake's little mysteries.





baptiste view
The scenery is just as beautiful on the way back.





tree on the edge
This tree, leaning out on the edge of the shore is a landmark which tells me that we're not too far from home.





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Dusk came softly in pretty pastels.





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And the full moon rose up to greet us.





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And shared her enchanting light.

A nice break from the reality of a snowy winter and frozen lake. More photos coming up soonish.

66 comments:

Indrani said...

Such beautiful scenic sights! I like the pastel shades in the sky!

Lisa RedWillow said...

So Beautiful . I love the mystery.. Seems I would wonder also. The moon rise is stunning.
and
Im behind also. Ive been away and will be home for a few weeks and gone again for a month. Lovely Love y blog Hilary

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Sometimes I feel like I'm dreaming when I look at your posts. It's pure magic what you're able to do with nature.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

perfect: the rocks and hills, birches and pines, oh MY!

Pallavi said...

I love the scenic shots but Oh My God..the moon looks breathtaking! Beautiful is an understatement :)

Andy said...

Hilary your photos tell me that you have good taste when it comes to picking a place to settle down. The scenery is spectacular.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What a great idea to go back in time. Certainly, after a blustery day like yesterday, it's good to remember it's only temporary!
I feel sad seeing abandoned spots. When we were house hunting we found many that were neglected or in disrepair.
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Gayle said...

Such fun to go on the adventure with you. What a gawjus place to live! Mmmmm, walleye!!!!

Country Girl said...

Love love love! Thanks for sharing your beautiful part of the world.

The Furry Gnome said...

Nice looking place! Amazing moon shots! Beautiful scenery - nothing quite like a northern lake.

DJan said...

They are all wonderful, but the October dusk pictures is simply breathtaking! Thanks for sharing these fall pictures with me. :-)

Dianne said...

the dusk shot is amazing!!
hope you're staying warm and getting all settled in

Brian Miller said...

ah glad i got in the boat with you...its a beautiful place...one i would love to retreat to...bet its peaceful...

TexWisGirl said...

enjoyed this boat outing immensely!

(and i LOVE steven wright!)

Red said...

You had a great October day in a very beautiful area. I like how the people around this lake have left the trees. Where I had my lake property , many of the fools came out and bull dozed every tree of their lot!

Kerri Farley said...

a Lovely post Hilary!! Those moon shots take my breath away!

Maggie May said...

It is a teasing mystery about that waterside dwelling. The sort of thing that we all need to know!

What wonderful moon shots!
Well all your shots are professional but when I say any particular one...... it means it's grabbed my attention in a special way!
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Linda Wildenstein said...

What a delight this morning. I love the water. I love riding in a boat and taking in the views. All of which you certainly and beautifully gave to me. I am amazed at the beauty that surrounds you. I bet you are looking forward to being able to traverse the water again, when it's not frozen over.
Thanks for this respite from winter.
And the moon.....oh how beautiful she is. Oma Linda

Anvilcloud said...

You'd think that abandoned cottage would be worth a small fortune to someone -- the property, I mean.

ellen abbott said...

lovely. something tells me we will be seeing many pictures of that tree.

June said...

That's quite the little lakeside estate you have there! So pretty, and so "right on the water"! I'm envious.
I do wonder about that little abandoned house. If you ever find out more about it, do please share.

~JarieLyn~ said...

I've always wanted to have a lake in my backyard. This view is spectacular and reminds me of a place I visited in Montana once. As always, your pictures tell a stunning story.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for this 'break' in the winter weather.

Barb said...

You live in such a scenic spot, Hilary. I love the leaning tree. (I might come and move into the abandoned cottage.)

joeh said...

No FISH?

yaya said...

I always tell Jack that I could easily live on a lake property. Your photos make me want to pack up and leave the pine trees behind! Just beautiful! The moon pics are amazing! Today the temps are freezing, and the snow is falling so I appreciate the look back to fall!

Anita said...

How nice to see your views from the opposite direction! The fall colors are spectacular.

Rita said...

I great reminder of what you have in store for you this coming year!! Whoohoo!! :)

Stephen Hayes said...

I can't get enough pictures of your beautiful environment. When will you be ready for visitors?

Birdie said...

Thanks for taking me on your little journey on your lake!

messymimi said...

You've indeed chosen a wonderful place to build a life together!

Gail Dixon said...

The golden leaves are incredibly beautiful! Gorgeous pink and blue hues to signal day's end. What an idyllic location. You are blessed.

Rob-bear said...

Those pictures are so delightful, especially at this time of year. Nice to see your "neighbourhood." Sorry that the fish you.

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Slamdunk said...

Well I am all for you sharing these shots from a more temperate time of year.

I especially enjoy your water shots. As a child, we would take an annual vacation to a cabin on the lake. Great memories.

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice pics, that moon came up big and orang on its rise down here. Always like it like that. Would love to catch some walleye, my favorite.

Sandy Carlson said...

Such a beautiful world. Thank you, Hilary. I love the colors and the light.

Cloudia said...

so entirely lovely!



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Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Oh what a GRAND place to live and enjoy every day of the year. How luck you two are!.

High water looks as though it would be able to carry the little abandoned cottage away. What a mystery it is.

Bossy Betty said...

I LOVE lakes and this trip was just what I needed. Say, can I keep this life jacket? I like the way it looks on me.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I enjoyed the boat ride. So fun to see the views from out on the lake. That looks like a much larger addition to the house than I had realized you were doing. Very nice.

Daryl said...

that was a beautiful ride, thanks!

Kat said...

Just beautiful! It looks so much like the land around our cabin. So peaceful. And it is nice to look at pictures that do not have snow right now. ;)

That moon!!!!! WOW!!!!

Suldog said...

Something about the perspective in the first shot makes it appear - to landlubber me - that you have a fair-sized craft. I think I know from the later shot that you don't have anything too-too enormous, but that wake in the first shot is... deceiving?

ladyfi said...

What wonderful autumn shots and such pretty pastels - so lovely!

Betty Manousos said...

incredibly beautiful shots, hilary!
what a treat to view your photos today. i did enjoy this trip. thanks for taking us along.

big hugs!

J Graham said...

Love all the photos but the dock leading into the lake is especially magical. Thanks for sharing!

--Crabby

Stephanie Faris said...

Ahhhh that's beautiful. I love looking at the water, but not a big fan of being ON the water! So reading this blog allowed me to enjoy the experience without having to actually go through it myself.

A Cuban In London said...

If you ever get a photo book published that could be the title: late October. Beautiful images, no wonder it's my favourite season! :-)

Greetings from London.

Pauline said...

Lovely boat ride - and I don't even like boats! Fabulous moon, too. You live in such a beautiful part of the world!

Sharon Wagner said...

What a pretty part of the country to live in. I know. I just used up all but two drafts. Time to create some more posts. I love when I have a surplus!

Michael Manning said...

Gorgeous photos and such a mystery about the owner of that abandoned house. Hopefully, there's a nice story behind it. The Moon looks exceptional!

Lisa Gordon said...

Ooooo, that moon is so beautiful, Hilary!

Mage said...

I saw notes from you today and thought I'd stop by. Waving. :)

photowannabe said...

I can't wait for more photos to come "soonish".
I know I sound like a broken record but oh my you live in a gorgeous place.
I see you have a leaning tree just like the one at your walking pond back at your last home.
Beautiful as always.

Magia da Inês said...

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Imagens maravilhosas!
Boa semana!
°º✿♫ Beijinhos

Pat - Arkansas said...

Lovely, lovely. Makes me want to visit your neck of the woods in early autumn.

Barbara Shallue said...

What a beautiful place! Thank you and Frank for moving there so we can enjoy it, too! I hope we here more about the mystery house...

Lady Lilith said...

Wow. Your drafts folder is just full of surprises. The photographs are stunning.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Wow...such beautiful shots, especially the ones with moon!

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Wow...such beautiful shots, especially the ones with moon!

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Wow! great nature photos...

thanks

Laura said...

Such treasured memories autumn offers… the moon so bright and bold… and now we are in darkness… the new moon just about to reveal herself tomorrow evening… cycles beginning again.

Tammie Lee said...

such gorgeous photos
and views
and great memories i am guessing

hello ~

Ercotravels said...

Fascinating pictures!!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

The colors are awesome.

lime said...

the moon shots are just utterly captivating.