This is one Mean Old Lady!

This is one Mean Old Lady!
Self-portrait: 'Quilter on Fire'

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lovely Lake

At long last we are closing in on the repairs and renovations at the lake house.  There are a couple of trailer-loads to haul to the landfill, and the shed will have to be sorted out (and shelving put in,) but the place is once again livable. 

Cozy and comfy once again!

New wainscot and flooring

Last steps in reflooring the 'wine-making room.'
 In reality, when we are at the lake together, we spend as little time as possible inside.  

There are birds to watch, fish to catch, and the swing to sit in while the sun goes down.

The green herons have gone for the season, and hummingbirds are filling up at the feeder before migrating.  Skeins of Canada geese and cormorants cross overhead.  Great blue and great white herons sail past--majestic as long as they do not squawk.  Peaceful scenes!

Life is good.


  1. Very lovely, Elaine. How nice to have such an idyllic getaway. I haven't heard any Canada Geese flying overhead yet, but it can't be long now. The hummingbird feeder seems to have less liquid in it, but I haven't actually laid eyes on any birds in a few days, and I've been looking. The persimmons are starting to drop from the tree, and it's a race between me and one of my dogs to see who gets them.

  2. Love the lake restful. The house looks good too but I can see why you don't stay inside.
    We had a swarm of dragonflies in our backyard the other morning, evidently feeding on the plentiful mosquitoes. They flew back and forth for quite a while before they disappeared. We've never seen that before.

  3. Beautiful pictures! What lake is this?

  4. This is Lake Conway, a man-made lake constructed in the late 1940's by damming 5 creeks. It really is pretty. Conway (and the lake) are about 35 miles NW of Little Rock. If you ever trek cross-country again, plan a route through Arkansas--like West Virginia, it's an under-appreciated state with a lot of natural beauty.
    Thanks for visiting the blog!


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