Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A beautiful July 4th



We decided to go kayaking on July 4th as the weather was amazingly gorgeous, hot and sunny. The lake and river we love to go to has some wonderful swimming areas, and beautiful paddling. So off we went....me with my new iphone being used to take pictures. The day started out beautifully - with sun and some beautiful cloud formations building in the west. A few rumbles of far off thunder were heard - but it wasn't close to us so we ignored it.





At one point, I tied up on the shore while DH went exploring up river to the beaver dams...I sat in the sun and drew, read, ate my lunch and swam. The water was glorious - warm for the first top 5 inches and then COLD below that - very refreshing.


When DH got back to where I was he mentioned that the clouds looked like they were full of rain, so we started paddling back to our launch area - just in case there was thunder and lightning. Then the rain started - and to tell you the truth - it was wonderful. No thunder, just warm rain pouring down. I was wet already so who cares if I got wetter - we paddled along slowly just enjoying the changes in the weather.


Then - as is typical - the sun came beaming out again, making the last part of our journey warm and humid.
It was a wonderfully relaxing day - gorgeous weather, nice folk on the river, peaceful. Perfect end to a long weekend.




9 comments:

sukipoet said...

sounds lovely. i esp like the top photo with the contrasts of color and shapes

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your day sounds heavenly. That first picture could be a post card.

studio lolo said...

You got some nice shots there Mim.
Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Beach, lake, nature. All good!

xo
Lo♥

Teri C said...

It sounds and looks like paradise! The perfect way to spend the 4th.

Lori ann said...

wow mim, awesome! i'm envious of your new iphone, the photos are fantastic. i love my blackberry with its 5mpx, but its not an iphone.

do you use a dry bag when your kayaking? i love them for keeping my cameras and phone sorted and safe (except when i'm using it, chuck lost a camera the other day out at the islands when a wave flipped his kayak, it's always a chance you take).

i would LOVE to do this, the lake looks so amazing. Glad you had such a lovely day!

Robin said...

Looks like a perfect day!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

What a wonderful weekend you had. Great photos. I too would be worried about losing my camera/phone if the kayak tipped over. yikes.

kj said...

i love the rain in this way too, mim. i wished i was with you.

i'm glad i was able to facilliate your new iphone. fall in love mim: you will :^)


kj

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Oh Mim, thank you so much, you've made my day!
Love the sea so much and your photos are awesome!
Hugs!
Julie