Tuesday, August 14, 2012

~ Lake Views ~

Saturday was one of those days I call letter perfect, sunny, slight breeze
dogs lounging on the porch, need I go on? 
I hope you had one of
those fabulous type days too.
It isn't often Mr. P says he would like to go for a ride, so when
he asked if I would get the mule out and take him down
to see how the low the lake was, I was happy to.
A few years back we had his son-in-law build the pilaster to hold
the walk-way that leads over to the island. 
Under "normal" conditions you wouldn't see any of this,
the water would be almost to the top, you can
see how the drought has effected the lake tables.

Normally you see about half the pipe. 

View of the island driving back to the house. 
Look who's waiting patiently for our return.
The drought this year has been tough on the grass. 
The taller grass you see is just this side 
of the terrace and is cut into hay.

If anything the ferns have flourished this year. They love
the southern exposure.
I say they finish  dressing the front porch.
Thanks for stopping by to take a short tour of the lake
with us. I hope you enjoyed seeing the front side of the house,
and the porch where I spend my evenings. Over the next
little bit I plan to get a large majority of these bushes pulled 
and hauled off. It depends upon the weather, I would really like
to have some rain so pulling them won't be like pulling concrete
all in good time huh?
hugs ~Lynne ~
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Glenda/MidSouth said...

So dry here also. We have had a few light showers the last couple of weeks, but not enough to do much good.
Enjoy your evening.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne and what a pretty lake to see. Water is always so comforting looking. I love seeing your pretty house too. I didn't realize you had such a wonderful long front porch. I see that little fuzzy face and can almost see the wagging tail.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl friend I would love to be sitting with you sipping on a sweet tea and seeing all this beauty in person..get my Toile bedroom ready ha ha!!
Glad to hear Mister was up to going out for awhile..
Lynne I know how much you miss your special little B being there with you..The only happiness I have anymore is when Landen comes and see me..As soon as he walks in the door and says "Gigi" my old world is right once again..No matter how bad or sick I am he just makes me feel so alive..We are going to Disneyland in 2 weeks can't wait to see his sweet face then..
Love ya my Dear friend..Yours Gl♥ria

Blondie's Journal said...

What a shame that the drought has caused your lake to go that low. Ours is down, too. But these are such pretty pictures and I love seeing your home and pretty dog!


Salmagundi said...

So glad Mr. P wanted to get out! I enjoyed your trip to the lake, also. Sally