Thursday, June 19, 2008

L is for

the lake we'll be enjoying this summer!

When I was a kid, my folks would take day trips to a lake in the Helderbergs.

Hated it!

The slimy things in the water. The green yuck that wrapped around my ankles. The squishy things between my toes. The Darning Needles.

Hated all of it.

I especially hated it because all the cool kids were just a few miles away in a pool. The sun was always shining over the pool. The water was clear and the bugs knew to stay away.

So, as an adult, lakes were something I never went out of my way to go to.

However, a few years ago, the hubster and I began to rent a cabin by a lake in the central Adirondacks.

Yes, there's still slimy and squishy things in the water. And the bugs. . . oh the bugs!

But, look ---

I wouldn't trade this quiet and beauty for a whole poolful of cool kids!


sherriknits said...

I remember well your lake visit last year...look forward to it again this year!

kasiaiscarly said...

Very nice. Which lake? I loved going to the Adirondacks when I lived in Vermont (especially the outlets in Lake George!)

StringPlay said...

Lovely pictures. After all, aren't most things a matter of PERSPECTIVE?!

Windyridge said...

Which lake? It looks a lot like ours which isn't all that far away from yours in St. Lawrence County. We love it up there too. I have pics and stories galore in my blogs. We just came back from a long weekend there.

zippiknits said...

When I was a kid, there was a summer mountain lake we used to drive to. It was on a rancher's land (imagine a ranch in the mountains?). We lived in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. It was great to get out and really swim across a big expanse of water. Your pictures are lovely. Thanks for sharing your lake, M.