Monthly Archives: July 2013

Update from the Lake

A cold one after two days of driving!

A cold one after two days of driving!

Hi Everyone!  Is anyone still here? Knock Knock!  Sorry I have been utterly MIA but as I do every summer, I’m at the lake recharging and regrouping. During this time, I let life slow WAY down and disconnect a bit.

BUT —  I miss you guys!!  So I thought I’d say hello and show you some pics to share what I’ve been up to.

A family that SUP's together ...

A family that SUP’s together …

Two of the Calem Natives with Little Gia exploring the lake. Actually, this was right after Gia saw a flock of geese and leapt off the board to chase them. I mean, she just wants to make some friends. They were very snooty and flew off. RUDE!

Always put on sunscreen

Always put on sunscreen

My blondie did as he was told and put on some sunscreen.

And always wear your lifevest

And always wear your lifevest

Gia making sure the boat is going in the right direction.

Yoga SUP

Yoga SUP

Love this picture of my Pip getting some SUP yoga action.

Into the mist

Into the mist

This is one of the shots I took when we made a long trip from our house up towards the mountains. The water temp went from about 84 degrees down to 66. As we neared the dam at the base of the mountains, we passed through many vapor mists. It felt like cruising through a cloud, cold, heavy and a bit ‘woo woo — this is weird!’. As is tradition, we all took a plunge into the icy water. I stayed in all of .03 seconds. Blondie and Pip had a contest to see who could stay in the longest. They couldn’t feel their skin for awhile.

Macro bloom

Macro bloom

I have discovered a new passion. Macro photography. I accidentally took a macro picture with my Galaxy S4 cell phone and it turned out so cool that now I look for every single miniature piece of beauty. I can’t wait to compile them all into a project of some sort.

Little butterfly getting some pollen

Little butterfly getting some pollen

See it’s little pointy-tasty-thinger in the bloom. (Yes, that’s the official term.)

Good Morning Bumble Bee

Good Morning Bumble Bee

Ribbit!

Ribbit!

This is my favorite macro image. This little guy is perched on my daughter’s thumb. I adore him. A good friend says he needs a story and I agree. I’ll have to write one for him. He was made to be a STAR!

Writing in Paradise

Writing in Paradise

And finally, I’m writing! Yesterday I managed to reach “The End” on my YA novel. After it ‘sets’ I’ll start on rewrites and hope to get this book, my fun little Ninja, into some readers’ hands.

I’m anxiously waiting my husband and Mr. Big (oldest son) to arrive for a little vacation …. R&R with us all together. My Happy Place!  I feel so very blessed to have the chance to get away every summer.

I’ll be back blogging regularly by the end of August. In the meantime, tell me what you’ve been up to? Do you have a favorite summer memory? If you can’t escape reality for any length of time, do you take a chance to at least skip off for a weekend, an afternoon, … anything?  Tell us!! 🙂

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