Monday, March 1, 2010

Sunshine At Last

Finally, we had a warm weekend. In the mid 40's, blue sky, and only needed one coat. So we were off to our lake house which we have put off visiting for most of the winter because of the snow and ice storms.

Early Saturday morning I took the dogs for a walk in the woods behind our house. It is my favorite place to walk in the fall and spring. In the summer there is so much vegetation it makes walking difficult.

At the bottom of the hill is a small stream and you can see
Mac crossing the stream on a natural stepping stone path.

Mac loves to play in the water and chase the water droplets. If you enlarge the photo you will see he looks as if he is walking on a rainbow. Feels like paradise to him.

This is Annie. She is so shy she doesn't play in the water but just watches Mac. She sticks to me like a cockle burr on sweat pants.

When it is warmer this is where I come with my book to sit by the water and read. Perfect seat as it even has a back and I can hear the water running over the rocks.

While I was playing my hubby is cleaning a lot we bought across from the house. We needed a storage building where we can put all the tools and boats.
It was completely cover with trees and under bush. We actually have cleared quite a lot of it already.
If you look closely I did do some work. See the pile of trash piled around the base of the tree in the foreground. This is just a small portion of all the trash that was strewn on the lot.

We still have several weekends of work to get the trees cut but it is looking better.
Notice the blue sky in this photo.
We have had gray cloudy sky so much of this winter this was a pure treat.
Takes a hard winter to make us appreciate the first signs of spring doesn't it?


Mimi said...

Hi Stella!!!!
Those pics are glorious!!!! I saw the rainbow!!!! It looks like Northern, AZ up around Flagstaff!!!!
SO awesome, what a great place to retreat in the fall, spring and summer!!!!!
enjoy your week
where is this anyway????? Carolina's????

Just Breathe said...

How wonderful to have a lake house.
It looks like a beautiful spot. Love the pictures and the rainbow!

daylily777 said...

These are beautiful pics! I saw the rainbow also. The dogs look very sweet . I love that stream, it must be nice to sit & read there .You are blessed to have a retreat home in such a beautiful place .I am looking for Spring to start ,too!
Blessings & Hugs,

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful place; thanks for sharing your day with us. A nice day in the middle of the winter you've been having is an amazing gift isn't it! Spring will be there soon.

Vicki said...

Hi Stella,
Just trying to catch up on blog reading and still do mine too...
Having a giveaway, so come see...
Love these pictures, your dogs and the mountains! I'm seeing a little blue today too but suppose to be another storm coming Wednesday. Oh well, gotta have the moisture.. Take care and don't work too hard on the lot.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh I just love that stream. And the stepping stones. What a wonderful place to be able to walk.

Enjoy! said...

great pics, thanks for sharing the with us! I only have a yard, BUT it's almost more than I wish to take care of. :)
We had only 2 clear days in Feb. I am ready for some sunshine and warmer days!
ps I plan to paint the brown chair and cover a seat for it. The second chair, I will probably turn into a garden chair.

Chatty Crone said...

I saw the rainbow too - so I didn't know you live out in that much country!

The blue sky and being able to read in the summer and hear the stream move.

A little bit like Heaven.


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Jean Tuthill said...

Hey Stella, What a wonderful place you have to go to. The pics are great and I love the rainbow that you caught. Your dogs are so beautiful. I love being in the woods, what a beautiful place. Thanks for your sweet comment on my scrapbook/photo album. I love doing stuff like that.

Mimi said...

I should have known it was Missouri!!!My Mom lives in a small town in Missouri, and other then the dreaded winters, she loves the green scenery!!!!
She wants to move back to warm AZ so bad!!!
Beautiful lake house and lot, lucky to own wonderful property!!!!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Beautiful setting... I would gladly share my muffins.. Infact I did send some over to Tom's daughter and family... They were really yummy... Blessings...

Vivian said...

When I see pictures like this I really miss living out in the country. I don't live in town now but I did live in a much more secluded area. Cute dog pics--make me miss mine.

I agree with a lawn chair, blanket, and a good book by that stream.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Looks like you live in a little bit of Heaven. These are wonderful pics. And your puppy is precious!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great picture with the rainbow! Looks like Mac is having fun, but it looks too cold to be wading in the stream!


Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Lovely lovely photos of your sweet doggies! Oh that Annie is a doll!!! And the rainbow picture is just perfect! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!!!

P.S. If you have a chance, please visit my daughter Carrie's blog ( as she writes about her husband's loss of job last week. They have two toddlers and are trying to stay positive! I know she'd appreciate a visit!

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