Saturday, September 5, 2009

A beautiful morning

Today, Mike woke me up at about 6:00am and we headed off to do some canoeing, which I love to do but haven't done in a while. What a perfect morning! Clear, crisp air met us at the shoreline along with calm, warm lake waters. The lake was an empty painting, nothing moving, no sound except the soft breath of our paddles. While fishing, we saw a beaver swimming nearby and watched the majestic flight and rest of a Blue Heron. The fish were definitely nibbling, but not really biting. We sat in silence, listening to the birds and occasionally, being startled by a jumping fish! Finally, Mike caught a small mouth bass, just a baby that he threw back in. He was determined that I would catch something before we left. Nestled by some lily pads and with his help, I reeled in a sun fish, again too small for much of a meal, but beautiful all the same. It was better than I had thought it would be, just the two of us, in a world all our own. I had promised myself that today would not be about taking pictures, but would be simply the two of us enjoying a quiet morning doing something we both enjoy. That being said, I shot these two pictures just before we got into the canoe.Too bad I didn't have the camera...I nearly tipped Mike into the lake while trying to pull the boat ashore!


Zezee's View said...

I love the peacefulness of the second photo. Glad you could have such an enjoyable day.

trishalyn said...

Sounds like a PERFECT morning!!!

I love both of these, but the 2nd one nearly takes my breath away! The early morning light is gorgeous. The vibrant green contrasting with the muted blue/brown tones is beautiful. Then there's those reflections...another favorite of mine. Very, very lovely, Jayme!!!

Linda said...

What a nice day you had. Sounds like it's definitely a keeper for you memory bank.

I, too, like the second one a lot. The angle of the canoe, the green color and the clouds reflected in the water. Nice.

Bridget said...

the second image is gorgeous!
the colors,the composition and the beautiful reflection.
it also has that added quality that we all seek in our photos,the "IT" quality.

philmary said...

Imaginitive ..having one canoe upright the other inverted> I agree with Bridget ..what a day for as dayderam.. I Like how you show Mike is slighly bent over with his burden

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