This year was different… I arrived to find the the water in the pond about 5 – 6 feet above normal – more typical of it’s level at ice out in April. The dock had to be pulled back out of the water. It was on the verge of floating away, being tethered by a rope to a near by tree. Normally, there is a good 10 – 15 feet of beach in front of the boat house. I stood in water at the boat house doors that was up to the middle of my thigh.
Normally, I can paddle a canoe or kayak under this bridge. I didn’t even try.
AND, I arrived to discover that the hot water tank was dead and needed to be replaced. That turned in to quite an adventure… In spite of the hight water, no hot water and constant rain (There had been 130 continuous days of measurable precipitation!!!) I managed to get in some good fishing, reading, napping and eating.
It was very enjoyable recording the various moods of the mountains – from the gray skies to rainbows to crystal clear evenings.
May favorite time of day was the end of the day. I would spend it sitting on the boat house deck watching evening settle on the pond.
One of the reasons the deck was so relaxing, were the reflections in the water…
The last image is a reflection flipped “right side up…”
I’ve been back in Boston a week and it’s taken that much time to get myself back up to speed.. This week we are to have temperatures in the 90′s all week. Ironic that I worked on three fireplace mantel designs… That will be a post for another day…
Cheers and have a wonderful week!
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