Lake Conway was constructed in the late 1940's as a water-supply and recreational (hunting and fishing) site of 40,000 acres; five dams control the water level--or that is, they are meant to. Burgeoning construction has added more run-off to the five creeks that feed the lake, and increased incidences of flooding have been an issue. (A previous post illustrated our own post-flood repairs from Christmas, 2009.)
We have a small home on the lakefront that basically functions as our basement--something most homes lack in this part of the country. It's space for hobbies that we used to pursue in the huge basement in Ohio--refinishing and wine-making, to name two. This spot is 20 minutes from our house in town, making it easy to run out for a lunch break--just to check on things--or to spend a night to facilitate a crack-of-dawn chance to fish.
My favorite thing is to sit on the swing and gaze at the water, especially as the sun gets low in the sky. The light on the bare trunks of the cypresses has an intensity that excites the eye. The brilliance lasts just a few minutes, and then.....in a blink, it's gone.
I really should use a better camera.
I'll be interested to see what the quirky blogspot program does with this format. (It never comes out the way I expect it to--even when I look at the Preview.)
And now, to all a good night.