Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

We've arrived and Onyx is thrilled to be here!

The shoreline varies depending on which side or end of the lake...

There is a small island in the middle...

With several large osprey and their nests on it...

We are making our way around it now...

As we round the corner and look to one end of the...

But there's still plenty of light left even though it is around...

We loved the reflections in the water...

Like these!

And these...

Does my honey look relaxed or what???

We chatted with this guy float tubing for a bit, nice guy,...

Interesting cloud formations are appearing right on schedule, lol!

And the sun is working it's magic on them!

I think we're being observed!

While back around the bend both the sun and the moon are...

Love the sun rays here...

And just a bit further left...

Almost looks like a fire, doesn't it?

Oh my is it ever beautiful!

It's growing by leaps and bounds...

Gosh I hope you're not getting bored yet!

Because there's another pretty view just around the bend...

Can't you just smell the lovely scent of the pines?

The colors are amazing...

Wouldn't you agree? I think this is one of my favorite shots,...

We sped up to cause this rippling...

Check out the red outline on the white path...

Well, I guess it's about time to head for home...

The sun is almost set...

We had a lovely time, hope you enjoyed the ride...


This evening we ate an early dinner and loaded the boat up for a spin around Stockade Lake. If you've read this blog much you know that Stockade is right up on the top of the list of our favorite lakes. Onyx hasn't been on the boat much this year so she went along this evening as well. When we are fishing it is too 'cluttered' to bring her along. And we typically fish when the weather is warmer and with her black coat she gets hot quickly. She loves it when we do these evening rides and she gets to accompany us.

I wore my hat as it was still bright and sunny and even a bit warm, but wound up taking it off within the first few minutes. I moaned and whined all the way about how few clouds there were and prayed that a small storm would start brewing so that our normal evening thunderclouds would move in. The first 30 minutes we were out there were only a few clouds above, but within an hour my prayers were answered! The sky began filling slowly with clouds and the most beautiful colors you've ever seen! The water was like glass, and except for one lone float-tuber at one end of the lake, we had it all too ourselves. It was magnificent!

On one side of the lake the moon arose, glistening over the trees and shoreline. The sky stayed a lovely shade of blue with light white clouds and an occasional peek of the sun. Across the lake it was aflame with bright orange, and in spots made it appear that there was a large fire. The reflections on the water were beautiful. An osprey flew over head occasionally and appeared to be diving for supper. It was too dark to get a good photo of his, or her, fishing efforts but I did take a shot sitting up in the tree. There were an abundance of ducks and we were sad that we forgot to bring them a snack. Ah well, next time. The peace and serenity we experienced as we motored quietly along were hard to describe. All I can tell you is that we arrived home feeling refreshed and yet exhilarated by the beauty we experienced. I took 290 pictures while we were there, and no, I won't post them all. But I do hope you enjoy the one's I am sharing with you and that somehow, you too, will see a part of our wonderful ride....



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