Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lake House in August



The morning the girls were due for their visit....my Dad helped me borrow this fern from the woods behind the house to create a centerpiece on the old oak table in our camp.



This table has special meaning for me as I discovered it in pieces in the barn on my grandparents' farm when I was a newlywed (many years ago)!



Yard sale bunnies huddle under the shade of the fern...



August this year has served us unusual heat and humidity....



But with the tall pines and the lake nearby to cool off in...we have not suffered...



This beautiful home at the end of the lake has always been everyone's "dream house"...



Feeling grateful for all this beauty...



Grateful for the peaceful and calm days of August at the lake...

32 comments:

sweetpea said...

What a beautiful post!

Hugs,
Shelley

Lisa said...

Very lovely! You did a great job showing how peaceful it is! Love your pictures!
Hugs, Lisa

Shiree said...

what beautiful photos, you must have very amazing times here...

marigold jam said...

How lovely the lake looks - what a tranquil spot you live near.

Jane

Livs Lyst said...

Helo my friend!

Come and visit my blog today. I have linked to you!!!


Smile from me ;O) And a little hug too!! ;O)

Jacqueline said...

Oh Laura, I'm so envious of your lakehouse...it just looks so peaceful...an idylic getaway retreat. I look forward to seeing many more images of your visits there. XXXX

Les Cotrions said...

Oh Laura how enchanting is this lake! You're lucky to be able to spend your holidays there!
Enjoy it!
Big hugs
Vale

Lisa said...

Beautiful photos...makes you want to jump right in!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

There's a lot of beauty at the Lake House, Laura. That last photo is particularly gorgeous!

Floss said...

Beautiful, peaceful and creative... what a lovely combination.

Bonjade said...

You are so right.......how grateful we must be for all this beauty......
Such true words.......I love the images you put in this post......real beauties....
Nice day

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

How pretty and serene... I love the yard sale bunnies...

Beth Gales said...

Beautiful! Makes me want to stop and slow down and cool off in that lake!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Oh you are a lucky girl!!! :)

LOVE the transferware tureen that the plant is in! Gorgeous!

How wonderful to have a place to go escape to! Enjoy!

P.S. -- Laura, I don't know what happened, but I got your comment on my email and published it, but now it is not appearing on the blog!! If you want to re-do it, that'd be great! I don't know what happened! So sorry!!! :)

Tracey said...

How dreamy...it looks like a wonderful place to spend some time! Glad you're enjoying yourself:)
T

Magdalena said...

Peaceful and calm days of august at the lake,how romantic... now I enjoy them with you!
Have a beautiful evning
Magdalena/Color Sepia

erin said...

oh what a dream to have a place on the water...any water! you are a lucky gal indeed. i love the "bunny huddle"!
have a great day!
erin

Anne Marie said...

Laura....your images are as always so lovely....and being a lover of kayaks, that last picture made my heart skip a beat in memory and excitement......what a great photo that is.......I'd be out there at 6am amongst nature (with a cupa joe)

wonderul post

you live this girl's dream - to be on a lake -

Fleurette said...

Hello, you have got beautiful blog and your photos are pretty. I like visiting your blog, because I love flea markets, antiques and decorating too. Have a nice day!

Theresa said...

Beautiful scenery and the fern on the table is gorgeous! Have a blessed day!

lottens vita och gröna said...

hallo my friend!
such a lovely place, beutiful pictures!

have a nice weekend!

warmhug lotten

Rosemary said...

What a great surpise to find in the barn!
Love the photos, and I see why that house would be everyone's dream house.
Enjoy!!
Rosemary

Elyse said...

lovely!

have you seen the new wisteria catalog? they have these whimsical fly swatters and i thought of you and the lake house. my current post also features an online shop i'm sure you're aware of (pale & interesting) but pop on over anyway, if you can.

xo

Rostrose said...

A wonderful-peaceful place - and the fern-arrangement looks very natural and harmonious! Warm regards, Traude

The Flying Bee said...

Hi!

I just found your blog. I love it! So much eye candy! I could spend hours here just looking and reading! Beautiful! I have just started my blog and am going to add you to my blog list!

So happy to have found you. :)

Adrienne

Wizard of Was said...

What a beautiful serene place! I could just sit and be for hours on end. Thanks for sharing, I needed that claming break!!
Gale

Meg said...

Nothing like water to relax the senses and rejuvenate the soul either ocean or lake the effect is the same calming, beautiful, tranquil and majestic. ENJOY! Meg

The Green Pea said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. Looks like a very enjoyable place to spend some time. Sandi

Chemin des Muguets said...

Oh Laura,

Your words and images have so perfectly captured the eternal beauty of a lakeside summer.

I will carry these in my heart,

oxx, Marjorie

Charlene said...

Beautiful post about the lake house. We spent last week at our friends place at the lake but, it was not nearly as charming & we were surrounded by BOYS! Big & little boys. Somehow things are not as pretty. :) Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

I love the home on the lake. If only walls could talk, I bet there would be a story there. Sharon

Alicia said...

Just heavenly!! My grandparents had a grand Victorian hilltop in the Catskills with a large pond & the crisp cool August nights were & remain a favorite of mine. Throw in a light sweater & chasing fireflies ...great memories.
The last photo is spectacular!!!