I haven't been up to our lake cottage "up north" yet this season. Between crappy weather and a busy schedule, I've opted to stay at home so far -- while Tom has traveled up for frequent fishing trips.
But I'm here now!
It's such a treat to work from my office-in-the-woods -- outside on the back deck, surrounded by trees and bird song and a gentle breeze. (And, thankfully, no mosquitoes at the moment.)
I love being up here! Life is slower. There isn't anywhere for me to go or anthing I need to rush off to take care of. No appointments. No gym. No garden to weed. (But still plenty of chores. Always with the chores.) I'm looking forward to a few days of quiet re-freshing. (Until the Fourth of July crowd arrives. Then we'll head home again.) Reading. Thinking. Knitting. Sitting around the campfire with Tom. And enjoying the lake in the morning!
When I wake up, I always take my coffee out on the deck. That sunrise over the lake usually beckons -- and before long, I'm heading down the steps to the lake, where I can just sit on the dock and enjoy the peace of the lake in the morning.
Most mornings, it's still and quiet, the water like glass. Usually there's mist, rising from the surface of the water. Some mornings there are a few folks fishing, but not today. (Plenty of fish rising, though!)
This morning, when I turned around to head back up to the cottage, I noticed how very l-o-n-g my shadow was!
See my legs on the dock? And my head . . . way over on the shore? (And in between, the lake -- perfectly reflecting the trees overhead).
Mornings at the lake. . . a pretty great way to start the day!