So I give up. Call it whatever, but come along.
Number 1 daughter and I went to Garnet Lake, a little jewel of a lake in the Adirondacks.
Sorry, couldn't resist.
Just an hour drive away, so it was perfect.
Have you ever noticed how sometimes we forget to look up??
It was a lovely day, perfect to be out on the water.
Funny, how calming it is, to be out there, just paddling along.
At one end of the lake, it appears to have once been land.
There are serious stumps of old trees, everywhere.
A little island for bugs.
The root systems were everywhere, and we were careful not to get hung up on them.
We were looking for loons, but it was hard to tell if a blip on the water was a bird, or just more wood.
My curious mind wonders how long it took for the forest to become part of the lake.
I wish I were one of these people who knew the names of every thing growing in the Adirondacks, but I know NOTHING.
Look how thin that girl's arms are!! I can only wish. And reminisce.
She took a great picture of mama loon sitting on her nest. We stayed our distance, using the zoom lens, and we glided by quietly, so as not to disturb her.
Crane Mt sits overlooking the lake. I can't swear this is it, but it could be.
There is a trail to hike it, but as much as I would love to, I am seriously afraid of falling.
You know the deal........I already have a hole in my head.
Water seems so much safer.
We saw a total of 6 loons on the lake.
There are only a few camps on one end of the lake, the rest is state wilderness.
If I could have anything I wanted, I would live on a pond or a lake with loons, and listen to them all night long.
It was another lovely day. I am grateful, to be here, to feel well enough to get out there and kayak, to be able to do it with my daughter.
It's a reminder, that we don't have yesterday, or tomorrow, but wow, we do have today.
And that's an amazing thing.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
I am saying yes.
I am saying yes.