Lake Life

Hello, friends.  Well, here it is September already.  Can you believe it?  It seems like summer went by in the blink of an eye and I barely got a chance to take it all in. 
I did enjoy a few nice moments here and there though.  Remember when I went to the lake a few weeks ago to freshen things up and get the place all sparkly clean?  Well, while I was there, I managed to slip away from my chores, take a few photos and enjoy some of the last remaining days of summer and its wonderful weather.
My daughter isn’t usually a very willing participant when it comes to taking her photo, but I had a lucky moment when she found this little butterfly and was instantly intrigued.  The day before that, she let me know that she was tired of taking pictures and was going home…and off she went.
I love the location of our cabin.  It’s about four miles down a long, winding tree-covered road.  You can’t see it, but it’s nestled right there on the left amongst all those trees.  The setting is almost picture perfect.
I love how the shadows make me look so skinny…lol.
My daughter loves the lake.  She’d hike up her skirt, wade in the water and look for fish…determined that she was going to catch one with her hands.  Thinking that might not work, she begged and begged me to get out her fishing pole so she could go fishing.  According to her, we could use leeches, which, by the way are “super cute and you can cut them up.”  Ummm, yeah.  That argument didn’t really sway me in her direction.
I’ll stick with butterflies.

Oh, by the way, a quick little cabin cleaning report…yep, the tub was orange.  Nice.  It was dreamy though in comparison to the probably twenty loads of laundry that I did.  And, guess what?  I’m still not done.
Well, lovely people, that’s all I have for today.  I hope you have a great weekend.
By the way, thank you for all your sweet thoughts about the loss of my kitty, Tucker.  Your kindness really touched my heart.
xo Tricia
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  • Barb

    I got lost in your post . . . first the dreamy photo of your daughter and the butterfly! then the long long driveway, and the stone path and then the lake, and on and on . . . love it all.

    September 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm Reply
  • birdie blue

    beautiful photos, and your daughter is adorable. love the pic of her with the butterfly. what a magical place.


    September 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm Reply
  • sarah atmyyellowhouse

    I got lost too…in dream land. It looks heavenly there and your daughter is just precious!
    We just sold our cabin in the woods and have kicked ourselves everyday since…quick decisions are not good ones.
    Glad you're enjoying the end of summer…I'd love to see your cabin in the fall.

    September 1, 2011 at 10:29 pm Reply
  • Deanna

    Not much of a vacation with an orange tub and that much laundry. Thought the photo of your daughter on the dirt road was so special. She looked so tiny with such a big world around her. Enjoy your weekend, after the laundry is done!!

    September 1, 2011 at 10:32 pm Reply
  • Tereza

    Beautiful photos! looks like an amazing place:)

    September 1, 2011 at 10:36 pm Reply
  • Deborah

    Tricia what a beautiful spot.
    Your daughter is so precious…I love your photos and the gentleness you've captured and portrayed here.
    Just gorgeous!!!
    Have a happy weekend too!

    Deborah xoxo

    September 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm Reply
  • Betty

    Hi Tricia,

    sooo cute and enchanting.

    kind regards

    September 1, 2011 at 10:44 pm Reply
  • Gwendolyn

    The shots of your daughter are darling. I love how kids tell it like it is and she let you know she was tired of taking pictures.

    September 1, 2011 at 11:01 pm Reply
  • Rachel Pallas

    Your daughter is precious! 🙂
    I have to come visit and stay at your lake house…someday! ? xoxo Rachel

    September 1, 2011 at 11:08 pm Reply
  • Pam

    I love that picture of her walking home. Wonder where she got the idea leeches were super cute? I've never seen one, but don't picture them a cutie pies. Have a good weekend!

    September 1, 2011 at 11:18 pm Reply
  • Courtney ~ French Country Cottage

    Your daughter is just adorable Tricia and what a beautiful setting! Looks just like I remember Minnesota being!! So pretty and green and peaceful!!! 🙂

    September 1, 2011 at 11:35 pm Reply
  • Sandra van Doorn

    beautiful photos, your daughter is so pretty;
    And your cabin sounds just divine! the surroundings are alsmot too beautiful to be true!
    xo sandra

    September 1, 2011 at 11:40 pm Reply
  • Tiffany

    So nice to see "your people"….your daughter is just lovely. Your cabin must be so beautiful nestled in the woods next to the lake. Have a great weekend.


    September 1, 2011 at 11:41 pm Reply
  • Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal

    Your daughter is so pretty! I just love these shots. So soft and dream like. Did you use an action on them?

    September 1, 2011 at 11:54 pm Reply
  • once in a blue moon

    your daughter and your pics are enchanting~

    except for the leeches:(

    September 1, 2011 at 11:58 pm Reply
  • Rosemary Aubut

    Lovely photos! What a beautiful place!

    September 2, 2011 at 12:05 am Reply
  • Ashley

    Gorgeous, gorgeous setting! A little jealous =) Xoxoxo

    September 2, 2011 at 12:43 am Reply
  • Ashley Sisk

    Such a beautiful day – I love the light. That first shot is so sweet.

    September 2, 2011 at 1:04 am Reply
  • Cozy Little House

    I'm a bit behind, dear girl. I'm so sorry about your boy. He was really handsome. Plant a little garden in his memory and visit him there. That's what I do. Your girl is a beauty, and brave to boot!

    September 2, 2011 at 1:04 am Reply
  • Grammy Goodwill

    These pictures are breath-taking. Thanks for sharing them. I think your little girl is just a doll.

    September 2, 2011 at 1:20 am Reply
  • Tara

    Oh, what a wonderful place…Just pure magic. Your daughter is so adorable…love all of these captures.

    September 2, 2011 at 1:48 am Reply
  • Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle)

    I'm one of the rare birds that likes to do laundry, but sheesh, 20 loads sounds a little daunting. Hope you got *some* rest. Love your photos, especially the way the light is falling in the last one…

    September 2, 2011 at 2:30 am Reply
  • IMPRESSION "ein lebensgefühl-emotion of life

    beautiful photos,Tricia !!!! And your daughter is soooooo adorable!!! :-)…. love the pic of her with the butterfly.
    We have also many lake in canada, they are sooo beautiful!!!!

    September 2, 2011 at 3:29 am Reply
  • Kaitlyn

    You take such beautiful and elegant pictures. I love that about you! these are gorgeous! Looks so nice a peaceful where you were! <3

    In our sea of love

    September 2, 2011 at 4:02 am Reply
  • AJ

    You have a beautiful daughter! Love the softness of these shots…

    September 2, 2011 at 7:42 am Reply
  • Zondra Art

    beautiful post,magical place,adorable daughter and photos!
    Great yob, I lake it!

    Have a nice weekend, kisses:)

    September 2, 2011 at 7:42 am Reply
  • Nadege,

    What a beautiful post. I just love the photo of your daughter with the butterfly.

    September 2, 2011 at 10:00 am Reply
  • Karen

    You are so blessed to have such a wonderful place to 'escape' to! I hope you get to enjoy it again soon. Thanks for taking us along on a virtual visit!

    September 2, 2011 at 11:54 am Reply
  • Jenn Baumgartner

    beautiful! love the enthrallment with the butterfly. 😉 so precious!

    September 2, 2011 at 1:56 pm Reply
  • Gwendolyn

    Hi, thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. I am following you and wondered if you enjoyed my blog?

    September 2, 2011 at 2:14 pm Reply
  • Blueberry

    What a sweet post! The little girl is so cute and the pictures are amazing! have a nice weekend, Ira

    September 2, 2011 at 2:29 pm Reply
  • letrecivette

    Adorable your daughter and so magic these pics!
    Thanks for sharing whit us!
    Have a great WE,Monica

    September 2, 2011 at 2:31 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    absolutely dreamy photos! I got a good chuckle from your story and the photo of your daughter walking off! amazing post.

    September 2, 2011 at 4:36 pm Reply
  • Ido

    Your daughter is a cutie! That cabin must be dreamy judging by the landscape. Wishing you a great weekend!
    XXX Ido

    September 2, 2011 at 5:25 pm Reply
  • Nancy @ A Rural Journal

    Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging comment on my blog today, Tricia. You have no idea how much it meant to me. 🙂

    I love that your daughter is an adventurous soul. Reminds me a bit of myself when I was her age.

    Have a wonderful, long weekend!

    September 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm Reply
  • Leah

    What beautiful pictures! You have a gift!

    September 2, 2011 at 6:20 pm Reply
  • Between You and Me

    beautiful pictures…..I like the way shadows make me look thinner, too. 🙂

    September 3, 2011 at 1:08 am Reply
  • Heaven's Walk

    What a beautiful place to spend your summer, Tricia. ♥ I can see why you love being there. Wonderful memories of another summer past too quickly….. 🙂

    Hugs to you, sweets ~

    xoox laurie

    September 3, 2011 at 1:15 am Reply
  • PriscilaPetersDecor


    She's so cute! Have a lovely weekend.

    September 3, 2011 at 9:23 pm Reply
  • Sylvia

    Hello Tricia,
    Just found your lovely blog !
    Beautiful photos, your daughter is so sweet holding that butterfly.
    Also read your previous post, I'm sorry you've lost your sweet Tucker, I know how much it hurts to loose a special friend …
    Wish you a nice week,

    September 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm Reply
  • Lara

    Lovely, lovely outdoor pics! Your little girl is beautiful! What an amazing capture with the butterfly resting on her fingers – that needs to be framed!

    September 4, 2011 at 11:49 pm Reply
  • Sharon

    Your blog is beautiful! The picture of your daughter and the butterfly is stunning. You should enter it in a photography contest!

    September 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm Reply
  • jacqueline

    Dearest sweet tricia, your photos of your beautiful little girl and lake are beautiful! They made me smile. I really adore that first photo of your girl and that sweet butterfly. Such a beautiful moment to capture! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

    September 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm Reply
  • elizabeth

    Hello dear Tricia! Thank you for the sweet anniversary wishes. I finally bought Pixel to Plate, and now oh how I want a new prime lens! Isn't that the way life is?

    September 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm Reply
  • Sandy

    Oh my how beautiful! I am in love with this setting and it reminds me in a way of where my Grandmother's lived in the mountains of Tennessee. I can almost smell the scents of the woods from down here! lol How far are you from the lake? Tricia, this is like a dream! I could live there and breathe in all that nature! There is something very magical about this.

    Oh your daughter is hilarious! She must be very special to get the butterfly to land on her. That was so funny of her wanting to catch the fish with her hands. Loved her taking off down the road lol.

    I am going to email you about the new template in just a bit.

    Have a wonderful Labor Day!

    September 5, 2011 at 4:33 pm Reply
  • Signe

    Awww, such a sweet girl ♥

    September 5, 2011 at 6:44 pm Reply
  • Linda

    What a lovely post, Tricia…just beautiful there…and the picture of your daughter in the lake is perfect!

    September 6, 2011 at 6:12 am Reply
  • Barbara Jean

    wonderful photos!!

    enjoying my visit

    barbara jean

    September 12, 2011 at 5:05 am Reply
  • Anonymous

    She is adorable. You have a beautiful blog! 🙂

    Mandy Lynne

    September 12, 2011 at 7:37 am Reply
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