Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Reflections of a Lake

A few days spent by the water's edge during the warm summer months. These moments we cherish and remember.

The morning air so fresh, the water calm as glass without a ripple in sight. We take in the morning air, coffee in hand, and quietly make our way to the dock. We sit and soak in the spectacular view all around us. The day awakens with stirrings of motor boats in the distance, a kayak glides through the crystal clear glass of water. As the sun slowly moves around in the cloudless sky, a warm gentle breeze picks up and the heat starts to penetrate. I sit under an umbrella on the dock and delve into a book or crossword puzzle. The quiet still morning has now become busy with shrills of children's laughter and splashing in the lake. Oh, what a delight, this is what summer is all about! As the sun moves further around and reflects upon the lake, I watch a show of sparkling crystals dance upon the water. I watch a rainbow of colours in the distance, a sail of a hobie-cat, as it zig-zags its way through the dancing crystals.

The sun makes its way behind the tall cedars, a soft glow fills the evening sky and paints the lake a hue of orange. We are still on the dock, awaiting a star-lit sky. Not a sound to be heard, the breeze now gone, the overhead show of stars reflect as jewels upon the crystal clear lake.

We sit on the dock and await a new day of reflection.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

A West Coast Summer

I have recently posted a short story to my other website, Relics and Tales, which I would like to share with you here. We had a very busy summer travelling through the Southern Gulf Islands (west coast of British Columbia) and visiting with family. We enjoyed a few lovely boating trips to our local islands of Saturna, Pender(s) and Salt Spring and other beautiful spots along the way. The islands are magical and we enjoy the rural and quiet environment they offer. We visited a few galleries. shops and enjoyed local organic foods from farm markets. I would like to post a few photos from our trips here.

Thank you for visiting my website. Warmest wishes. Michelle

Sailboat - en route from Pender Island(s)

Sailing regatta, Cowichan Bay

Crew at Cowichan Bay Regatta, July 2011

Crew at Cowichan Bay Regatta, July 2011

Cowichan Bay Regatta

Cowichan Bay Regatta, July 2011

Shop in Cowichan Bay

Shop in Cowichan Bay

Evening Dinner/Boat Trip from Deep Cove to Patricia Bay

Evening cocktails on the top deck

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