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Mother nature – both beautiful and destructive

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Recent storms have raised our lake level significantly. The depth at the end of our dock is about 20 feet. Sadly, our neighbor experienced nature’s full fury. Their dock is now gone thanks to a large uprooted tree.


Once again granddaughter and I set off to explore. Our cove continues around the corner, past a large marina, into some marshlands fed by creeks.



Birds and animals like it way back here. I took my camera along but couldn’t get pictures of any local wildlife. I think we spooked them. This creek is rarely accessible to people.



This is the view on the way home. You can see the entrance to the main channel ahead on the left. Our house is on the right about ¼ mile from the point.



We’re expecting lovely but hot weather and a houseful of company for the weekend. In and on the water is the place to be.
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WILSONWR 6/30/2013 10:14AM

    What a beautiful lake! That must be nice to go kayaking and exploring from your back yard!

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MARYJEANSL 6/29/2013 11:32PM

  Great pics!

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MERRYMARY42 6/29/2013 8:31PM

    great pictures, and you live in such a lovely area, and it is so good you enjoy it all, and yes Mother Nature is very fickle,

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COCK-ROBIN 6/29/2013 7:33PM

    Beautiful pictures!

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COLOR-BLUE 6/29/2013 5:13PM

    I'm so sorry about your neighbor's dock. The picture portrays the fickleness of mother nature. All the pictures are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your day and your slice of the world!!! Have a blessed weekend with your company!!!

- Nancy Jean -

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CELIAMINER 6/29/2013 12:19PM

    Thanks for all the pictures, though it's too bad about all the storms. After your last kayak blog, I checked for a "learn to kayak" class at REI, but all the July classes were full or coincided with a trip for DH. Since this is something we'd like to do together, we'll have to wait till mid-month for his August schedule and hope there are some classes in that month with openings.

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KELLIEBEAN 6/29/2013 10:40AM

    That's too bad about your neighbor's dock! Beautiful pictures.

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KANOE10 6/29/2013 10:10AM

    I love the photos. I am glad the high water levels did not cause flooding on your lake. Enjoy your company and the water this weekend.



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DESERTJULZ 6/29/2013 10:10AM

    How beautiful! I would love to be able to paddle from my back door. Did a load of canoeing when I lived in Florida many years ago. Now that I'm in Arizona, hiking is my outdoor activity of choice. :D

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KLMEIRING 6/29/2013 10:09AM

    Beautiful! emoticon

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BOOKAPHILE 6/29/2013 10:03AM

    Great photos! Perhaps there will be a kayak in my future. We have a 26' sailboat now, but it's getting harder each year to step the mast and get it ready to use! Enjoy your water time!

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MYSTERYROSE74 6/29/2013 10:01AM

    Oh so nice! Very pretty area.

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BOILHAM 6/29/2013 9:47AM

    cool

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WATERMELLEN 6/29/2013 9:15AM

    What a lovely spot -- high water levels do remind us of nature's power and there's lots of that up here in Canada at the moment too!

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/29/2013 8:57AM

    Yes, mother nature is in complete control. Thanks for more lovely photos.

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FANGFACEKITTY 6/29/2013 8:48AM

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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NINJALINDA 6/29/2013 8:23AM

    Beautiful - I'm jealous! (well, except for the downed tree/lost dock thing...)

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NANNABLACK 6/29/2013 8:14AM

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NELLJONES 6/29/2013 8:13AM

    One of the great things about being able to watch the same place over the years is to watch it change. I remember years when our local lakes were so dry they were puddles and the docks were just standing in mud. Then there were years when the lakes were flooding the surrounding land. I have turned into one of those old people who can say "I remember the year when........"

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DR1939 6/29/2013 8:09AM

    Lovely pictures.

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/29/2013 8:05AM

    Wow... that is one full lake! Would be nice if it evened out... drought or flood... neither!

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