Sunday, August 7, 2022

T Stands for Tuesday-Lake Photos

 Welcome Friends to T Stands for Tuesday where we share a post with a drink related photo over at our host-Bleubeard and Elizabeth Link in my sidebar

  Thought I would share lake photos this week. For some reason the lake was beyond crazy over last weekend. Figuring maybe because we are into August, weren't in the 100's-although that does not bother the younger generation, and many on the lake for their vacations.

These were taken on Saturday-I felt bad for this sailboat-he was surrounded earlier with more boats than this photo-he finally managed to get off the lake til it cleared and then ventured out again





speed boats were here too Last weekend one of these going too fast crashed and died injuring many-sad



Photos during last week


We were sitting at the table eating our breakfast, when we saw this heron walking along the bank of the lake-fishing-I didn't want to stand up for a better view as it would have scared him off


So these are peeking through chairs and the railing



Sunday sunrise



For my drink share while I am typing up this blog I am drinking a glass of strawberry keifer-It's almost gone Behind my glass is a postcard my long time friend from North Carolina (USA) sent me waterfall postcard-she knows I love waterfalls. It is sitting on my computer desk so I can enjoy it-and imagine the sounds



Happy T and new week ahead everyone


and for Rain's Thursday Art and Dinner Date this week, I will share another bird video, my chocolate popcorn and fajitas

57 comments:

  1. Aaahhh the Lake... I loved living near a lake in Arkansas.. Or maybe i loved the idea of it.. I mean it 'sounds' wonderful when you say it.. 'I live on a lake'... but there's so much that goes with that.. I think i always had in my head that lake living would be peaceful and quiet.. step out my door and put my kayak in or a swim or drop a fishing line in.. You know quiet living. I don't know maybe theres a lake 'somewhere' like that.. Or maybe you have to own your own lake then it would be like that. BUT you do have a beautiful lake Kathy and you took beautiful pictures...There were times on our lake that we treasured when the people miraculously disappeared.. Mostly in Winter.. Happy T Tuesday! Hugs! deb

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    1. I agree, we had no idea this end of the lake would be so crazy-and the ignorance of boaters is overwhelming as well. covid turned this lake into total caos. Missouri is a free state-which is good as people were working, going to school etc. but the blue states on endless lockdowns decided to "invade" our lake. and this lake allows ocean size boats-all for money--we are still in the more quiet area of the lake compared to areas with lots of condos, the new casino etc etc the worse is the very rude people. it is quiet here most of week-and during summer busiest day is late friday and all day saturday, sometimes busy early sunday after labor day the busier areas will still be busy but my area will be back to fisherman mostly also if one wanted to live back in a cove-with no views-it would be nice and quiet-but I wanted a view if I was going to move out my woods

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  2. Great pictures, Kathy! My favorite is the last one, A lone fisherman, perhaps, at Sunday morning sunrise. Mary@hilltoppost

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  3. Horrible about those speeding boats on your lake.

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  4. Accidents happen around here too.
    Thus, this Thursday night a boat that was traveling at high speed on the Luján River ran over a boat that ended up broken as a result of the impact. Four people were traveling in the smaller boat, of which two survived and the others remain missing.

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    1. that is so sad and disheartening. too many don't care about others around them-its just all about what they want-

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  5. Dear Kathy,
    I think it's nicer when there isn't so much hustle and bustle on a lake. Speed boats are somehow loud and stressful - and, as you can see, they are also dangerous. The evening mood, on the other hand, looks very nice. It's a good thing you didn't bother the heron, so it could look out for prey in peace.
    Have a good start into the new week!
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/08/blackout-teil-2-krisensicher-durch.html

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    1. It is sad when people don't respect others around them sad for me to watch all this unfold worldwide. Happy new week to you too-hugs

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    2. Yes, you're right, it's sad. Recklessness is on the rise around the world. Nevertheless, I try to concentrate on the positive for the most part, so that I keep enjoying life.
      Thank you for your descriptions of the blackout issue. I'm intrigued that you can even hunt. Unfortunately, I grew up in the city and didn't move to a more rural area until I was 40 - which, however, is still in the suburbs of Vienna. Now I live here since 20 years. There are forests and rivers and fields and there are also deer, hares, pheasants... but I don't think we would be able to hunt them...
      All the best from Austria
      Traude
      https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/08/blogparade-tropisch-exotisch-u30blogger.html

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    3. good morning, we are in for a rough ride right now to protect our freedoms and sanity too Yes here in the States many of us still hunt for our food and process it as well-much healthier meat. so glad you have natural areas around where you live-we need to have nature close by hugs

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  6. Such a beautiful Sunday sunrise ...

    All the best Jan

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  7. the lakes here are that busy there are always boat accidents crazy people with high powered boats.
    I have never had Keifer.
    Cathy

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    1. keifer is basicly yogurt liquified I like it once in awhile, usually sold in bottles near the yogurt people are just so inconsiderate now sad

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  8. Your early morning views are wonderful, Kathy. Too bad the daytime crowd have to be rowdy and cause accidents. That is sad to read and a shame it had to happen. That poor sailboat was like a dolphin surrounded by sharks.

    How exciting to see a heron. It must have been quite exciting to see him on the lake. Is this the first one you've seen here? So glad you were able to get a couple of photos of him or her.

    I have a sad confession to make. I have your beautiful postcard which I absolutely adore on a stand next to my computer. That way I can see it any time I choose. However, I took it down to the main floor (my office is above my garage) to photograph it. I laid it somewhere and now I can't find it. I have torn my kitchen, dining area, and craft room apart (SERIOUSLY) and have no idea where it is. I now have until 3 ish tomorrow afternoon to find, photograph, and download it. I may be hunting all night long, but I KNOW I haven't thrown it away, because I even went through my trash, just to be on the safe side. I just hope I find it in time. If not, I will show it the following week, or maybe on Rain's TADD.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, I felt really bad for that sailboat too-must have been a scary situation for sure.
      the tale continues with my postcards. You are the only one that the post office delivered until the end of last week-almost two weeks after I mailed them, and I still have two friends Deb in Texas and my friend Mary in Arkansas still have not received theirs-so yours getting misplaced is no surprise haha the saga continues with my postcards--no worries it will show up hugs

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    2. PS yes we do see the herons fly in and out-this one was fun to watch him walk along the lake front "fishing"

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  9. Nice to learn the herons are regular visitors to your area. I've only seen them in photos, so you are lucky.

    Well, I found the postcard. I was not about to give up. The dress I wore to the bank has a pocket and for some unknown reason, I slipped it in there when I was in the office. That's what stress will do to a person. Now I can get some sleep and photograph it tomorrow (oops, today).

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    1. the herons are cool to watch, graceful flyers and they squak very loud which surprises me. so glad you found the postcard-so frustrating when we can't find something. I have been curious how well they traveled in the protective sleeves-thought perhaps that is why some did not receive theirs which is disappointing as I made each one different

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  10. It´s like the German Autobahn - no speed limits in some sections and people go crazy.
    May I say "men" instead of "people"?
    I once had a TDI, a turbo diesel my boss gave me for a couple of months. Had two others in the car. It was very early morning, I checked front and rear, announced I´d like to check how fast the car can go and if anyone gets afraid, let me know, I let go (I was allowed to drive only to/from work and with these people).
    No one was afraid... but me. at 180 km/h / 112 m/ph I gave up - too fast to react in case of emergency.
    A customer once invited me to a join a ride in his brand new Scirocco and said it goes up to 150 m/ph, I said, no, thank you.

    Enjoy the moment, calmly!!! The sailing boat I´d hop on.

    Ohhh, that heron is near indeed - like Peanut last Saturday!

    Beautiful lake-pics, thank you for sharing, dear Kathy!

    Haha, no. I have a strawberry drink with pomegranate typing this!

    Looking forward esp to the fajitas!

    Happy T-Day, I´ll join tomorrow, hugs from here.

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  11. wow I am not good with high speed so that would be scary. I am actually afraid of the water as I never learned how to swim-Larry took me for a ride in his fishing boat last year-and he went very slow for me-I enjoyed it will go again.
    this weekend was totally crazy on the lake for some reason, I love seeing the sailboat out there but he should not have gotten out there with all those speed boats His sail boat had a motor on it-so when he got to shore he lowered the sails and went back out with the motor.
    that was cool you had a strawberry drink too the fajitas were really good-made them different this time Happy T hugs

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  12. Hi Kathy, thanks for sharing the photos. The speed boats are a nuisance here on the Rhine, too, and a danger to all others! Happy T Day, take care, hugs, Valerie

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  13. Love that boat in the sunset! Thank goodness gas prices are higher and the SUV's and trailers are staying (more or less) off the roads and boats less prevalent on the lake. It's nice to go for a swim and there are fewer folk out there, especially the idiots who go so fast all the time and seem to think they are the only ones who matter. That's way busy! Love that you saw the heron. You're right -- they get a little titchy and you were smart to be at a discreet distance and not spook it! It's 63 today and pouring rain. I just want some sun and a little bit of heat! Not tons -- like you have -- but a little!

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  14. I live inland. I really miss the large lakes, so nice to see.

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    1. we lived in the woods for 20 years when we first retired and were pretty secluded could not see the sunrise or sunsets or the moon inside the house this lake has lovely views

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  15. You certainly have lovely views! How fun that you get interesting birds. We saw a few varieties of heron when we were in Florida. They certainly are striking birds.
    Beautiful mug. You always have pretty pottery.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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    1. I hadn't realized that living on a point at this lake would bring in so many boats close to our dock etc but the views are fabulous especially sunrise mornings. we have a huge wall of windows along the lake side of the living-dining room area. visitors always say wow--it is the plus for this home.
      we have always enjoyed birds over the years and here we put a little seed out early morning on the railing on the deck to watch them up close. the heron is always fun to watch too
      I love handmade pottery and have collected since the '70s thank you happy T

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  16. We have that heat now, and the lake where my MIL lives was surprisingly quiet this weekend. Your lake is much bigger than the one my MIl lives on those big boats wouldn't "fit". It would only take them about 40 seconds to traverse the whole lake. But they are on the big lake nearby. I'm glad you are having cooler temperatures. Have a happy T day and week ahead Kathy. hugs-Erika

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    1. Those large boats should not be here on this lake and it has gotten worse since covid began as many people from the lock down states have come here and bought up the houses bringing along their ocean boats-it's really an issue now but it all comes down to money-sadly.
      we had cool temps for week with off an on rain but then the high heat returned-storming now, we seem to be getting enough rain though about every two weeks which is good. Happy T

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  17. Wow, there is a lot of traffic on the lake - plus those nasty loud speed boats. I really prefer those quiet views of the lake.

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    1. we prefer quiet too-august brings lots of those speed boats as they have a shoot out which is race for the fastest times-so it will get even busier for the rest of the weekend here this month. the race money does go to allot of charities which is a good thing. we prefer quiet too-that will happen after labor day

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  18. Lovely lake views, as always, and I imagine the herons are fun to watch. What a shame about the speed boat death :( Happy T Tuesday!

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    1. thank you we do enjoy the morning views especially. that was sad about the death, many injuries as well too fast for the conditions

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  19. We live on Lake Ontario and the speeding boats are a menace. They are awful for driving too close to the swans!

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    1. Last month we were enjoying watching a pair of swans that were on the far side of the lake across from us-here comes a fast personal water craft-riding right between them-I was sooooo upset about that--

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  20. Hmm, even on the lake people don't pay attention to their driving and speeding around. The poor sailboat, that must have been scary being surrounded by all those motorboats. Interesting photos of the herons through the rails and chairs. Soon the vacations will be over, kids back in school, and calm can set over the lake. Happy T Day

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    1. Yes I felt so bad for that sailboat-I don't think had any idea how busy it was out there-which was a bit unusual for that early in the day. the herons are fun to watch. this will be a very busy month along with labor day before it gets back to more normal Happy T

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  21. Wow, the lake looks so busy with all those boats! I guess with the hot weather being by the water is cooling 😊. All your photos are gorgeous and your drink sounds perfect for summer! Wishing you a Happy T Day! Hugs Jo x

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    1. this is the last month before labor day in september so it is busier than usual for the weekend. Happy T Hugs

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  22. Kathy I am catching up on all your posts. Wow I was certainly behind. You have been so busy sweet friend...ice cream, apple/peach crisp...video of your perennial garden and glorious pics of the lake. All of it wonderful and so fun to read. Glad to read that the boat lift is done. Your sunset pictures over the lake are gorgeous. Will write you a big letter soon. Hugs!

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    1. Hi Debbie, we really enjoyed the apple/peach crisp very much since we are getting rain ever so often the perennials are doing pretty well, I did lose several plants though. the boat lift is in, but now to get the dock finished-always something thanks so much for stopping by-big hugs

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  23. How beautiful is the lake without speedboats, I like the sailboat a lot. Happy T-day Kathy! I hope you are well, and enjoying your paradise on the lake. Your photographs are wonderful, thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a great day, and big hugs
    Caty

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    1. Happy T Caty, yes the lake is beautiful early mornings before the boats get crazy over the weekends. we enjoy the wild birds very much and the views-thank you hugs

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  24. Really nice photos, Kathy. Yeah not fun sailing with all those speed boats. Have a really nice day today.

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    1. good evening, I appreciate you stopping by-feel better hugs

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  25. Happy Tuesday!
    Busy lake. Good that the sunset is beautiful.
    Something happened, a few blog posts' email aren't reaching my email box anymore.

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    1. sorry don't know how to fix that-so glad you stopped by for a visit

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  26. Hello Kathy!

    Beautiful lake pictures. The speedboats even look fabulous even though I know you are ready for them to go into hybernation. That poor sailboat. Love the bird pictures! You do really live somewhere magical - lucky you.

    Loved the items you sent to Elizabeth and your drink sound yummy.

    Happy T-day. Hugz

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    1. Good morning, the boats are fun to watch, and the speed boats are pretty cool too-bright colors and different lengths. but so many don't follow etiqute or safety and they get too close to the docks and damage them with the rough waves.
      we do live in a special place with the views so am grateful. Happy T

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  27. It's so sad that in a lot of cases the few spoil it for the many. Even worse that there were fatalities in one case! Fortunately you do get those fabulous views! How great to see the heron so close. I think what you are drinking may be called kefir here! Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx

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    1. Hi Chris, this seems to be the norm now-thinking of only one's self and not others. They have too many boat deaths here every summer I wish they would patrol the lake instead of only answering accidents. we do enjoy watching the heron and other birds here. the other day we watched an eagle fly low to the lake-catch a fish and fly off pretty cool Yes I probably spelt the kefer wrong Happy T

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  28. Lovely sunset pictures (or was it sunrise?) and the heron too is great.
    What a shame the lake get abused so much. In Holland we have water police, but you don't seem to have any law enforcement on the lake, or is it that there aren't many laws about boating?
    Happy belated T-Day,
    Keep smiling,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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    1. Hi Lisca, yes we do have water patrol here and they are stationed right around the corner from us-but all they seem to do is respond to calls and accidents-nothing pro active like giving out tickets etc.

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