Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mountain Retreat



Good morning lake...
Good morning mountains...



I slept soundly last night and woke to the sun shining...
I put the coffee on, grabbed my camera and went for an early walk.







These pictures of the lupines were taken yesterday in the late afternoon sun...







No one can paint like Mother Nature...

After my walk...the morning was productive...
at least as far as cleaning goes...
...I got rid of the cobwebs and put pretty fresh sheets on all the beds.

This afternoon it started raining....and is still raining!
Did a little button therapy, worked on my journal and started a collage...

Hoping for clear skies tomorrow...
If it is I will take a few pictures to share of the few treasures I found on my ride north.

Thank you for your kind comments! I am always grateful to see that you have stopped by.
Since we don't have internet access up here...
...I have been visiting the little local library to post.

Miss you Mr. Flea!
Miss you Starla!

Have a good night!
:)

37 comments:

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhh what gorgeousness!!!!

m ^..^

Gert said...

Oh my gosh...what a very cool place you are staying at and the pictures are 'oh so beautiful'! You have such a great eye!!

Blessings............

xoxoGert

Patty C. said...

Wonderful photos
Thanks for sharing :)

Char said...

Oh! If I awoke to a glassy lake the first thing I would do (after making coffee) is get in my canoe and paddle around with my camera! Just beautiful!

Charmaine

Beach House Living said...

Walking among the flowers camera in hand...a great way to enjoy an afternoon.

FILIGREE MOON said...

Laura, this is such a beautiful, peaceful looking setting. Love the lupines especially! ~ Angela

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Lupines are so lovely...the scent is exotic...those vistas beckon to me...I love water.
I await more images of bliss.....

Chatelaine said...

Lovely lupines. Sounds like a wonderful day.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The Lupines are gorgeous! I hope you are enjoying your time there.
xo, Sherry

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Lupines... the most gorgeous flower ever. Makes me miss my trips to Maine....

How are your temps up there now?

Enjoy the decadence of alone-ness. :)

Ruth

Susan {Florali} said...

In California, Lupines only come in yellow and blue - beautiful to see pink growing wild. Nice to have some alone time.

Beth said...

Lovely! Looks like my neck of the woods -- Maine or NH, perhaps?

mimi charmante said...

those lupins are beautiful! I adore the flowers of summer~
xx

fiberdoodles said...

So very pretty! Enjoy your quiet time!!

Sarah said...

I've been away from my computer so have been scrolling through your recent posts tonight to catch up. I envy your quiet little escape. What a beautiful place to spend time. Cleaning and creating ~ hope there is more of the creating. LOL ~ Sarah

DustyLu said...

OOHHH my gosh beautiful images I just love those Lupines! ~Lulu

Linda said...

Laura, the lupines are spectacular! I've never tried to grow them! What a beautiful retreat!

Diane said...

Jealous... wish I was there looks so calm and quiet and the flowers are beautiful, hope you come back feeling refreshed! Hugs & Kisses, Diane

Margaret said...

Looks wonderful, the lake is so still and the flowers are fabulous. Thanks for show and tell.

VINTAGE said...

What gorgeous images - wonderful!!

VINTAGE

Katsui Jewelry said...

Ah,lupines! Laura, have you ever read "The Lupine Lady"? It is one my my fave children's books. You might want to check at the library, if you haven't read it. I think it's a treat!
Hugs,
Suz

Isabelle - Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Laura

I love the feeling coming from your mountain retreat post. Relaxation, peace and beauy! All those lupins, what a striking site they must be.
I hope that the time by yourself is giving you inspiration and rest.
I'd love to be in your shoes right now ;-)
Enjoy every minute of it!
Take care
Isabelle x

Name: female, I shit you not! said...

Bought my first lupine this year.
This makes me want more....more....more.

Theresa said...

Beautiful pictures, compliments of Mother Nature! Love all of the colors and to think you are seeing all of this first-hand! Enjoy! HUGS!

Lululiz said...

The lake looks so calm and serene, how very soothing for the soul.

Bonjade said...

Oh you live in such fine area.......love it.
So mystic such fine colours......
Love your flowers....
Fine day

Les Cotrions said...

What a beauty Laura! I just need fresh air of the mountains! It's so hot today!!! I love the lupines!!!
Enjoy your relaxing time!
Baci!
Vale

Chrissy said...

You have taken my breath away Laura...so much beauty!!! Thanks..have a wonderful time. x0x0

Ana said...

You lucky thing! beautiful photos, beautiful place.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Sounds and looks like a bit of heaven to me, Laura. Your lake is SO beautiful. What lovely lupines, too.

Diva Kreszl said...

such beauty! I absolutely love the lupines, don't think I've ever seen so many in one place before :)

Rustique Gal said...

Laura, what a beautiful spot you have there. Gosh, I love lupines-they are so stately and beautiful. Your lake looks positively dreamy too. I'd have to stick my kayak in and take a morning paddle. Have a wonderful time!
Sherry

TheBlakkDuchess said...

Ooooo... what a lovely place. It looks so magical! Hope the rain has stopped so you can go play outside. ^-^

Wanda said...

Gorgeous! And couldn't we all use a little retreat like that right now?

Rosemary said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely photos!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Rosemary

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

If only we could all have lupins like that...must be the colder climate I guess. The lakehouse is a magical place. Enjoy your alone time!
xxx
Carole

Lorrie said...

What gorgeous lupines! And the lake! The peace comes through in the photos. Enjoy your time there.