Category Archives: lake

fires and smoke–it must be august

Unfortunately the fires began about a month ago, after multiple lightning strikes. “Dry lightning” is absolutely terrifying. And rightly so. Neighbors to the west are on a “Ready, Set, Go” alert. Smoke hangs over the lake. We are sleeping with … Continue reading

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banjo man’s birthday and another heat wave

Banjo Man turns 80 on Saturday. No one can believe it, especially him. He is very…lively. He loves to get up at 5 AM and head to the Cabin On The Mountain to do important things like build an out … Continue reading

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livin’ the good life with the peach man

This is how I spent my weekend. Result? Seven quarts and seven pints of canned peaches, six pints of apricots and 14 pints of apricot jam. When I shared this accomplishment with my friend Kathy From Montana, she cried, “You’re … Continue reading

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waiting for raindrops

As I sit here looking out the dining room windows all I can see are clouds. Or maybe it’s smoke. There’s a whiff of that in the air. We are waiting for some rain, forecast by the weather app on … Continue reading

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it’s always hard to leave the lake, part two

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it’s always hard to leave the lake, part one

Being able to kayak opened up a whole new world for him.  His father refused to take it to Texas, so here it stays where I intend to try it out for myself.  It’s light enough for me to drag … Continue reading

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4th of july, the small town way

Yes, I love the 4th of July! From the parade to the kids races to the hot dogs-eaten-for-breakfast, the waving flags and the fireworks. We were all at the parade, of course. The FG was front and center to catch … Continue reading

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four boys and a lake

Is there anything better than a holiday weekend with sunshine, water and the arrival of the grandchildren next door? These four swam and played and jumped and laughed and hollered for four days. Their energy was astounding. They had so … Continue reading

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peach man, 2021

I have been to the Peach Man twice now, because that’s what I do at 9 AM on summer Thursday mornings. But no one in this house ever wants to see another cherry again. Or at least not until 2022. … Continue reading

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full house

Daughter Nancy arrived last week and the house is jumping with all sorts of family activity. Have you flown anywhere this summer? If you have you know that it is an adventure–the kind with delayed flights, crowded planes and changes … Continue reading

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