The Lakeshore Walk

Morning sun lights up this big sweetgum on Lakeshore, a favorite walk that parallels Shackelford Creek and winds around Long Lake (#3). Hidden Lake is also accessed off Lakeshore, and I sometimes detour up to take in that view, as well. This is also the point in the Lakeshore walk where I sometimes peel off and walk the west bank of Long Lake and the north bank of Bream Lake.

Our Dry Summer Ends

Our dry summer ended abruptly during the first few days of September this year, with rain interspersed over several days that flooded the creeks and filled our lakes again here in Country Place. I snapped this photo of the Old Lake (#1) spillway on the 3rd. During the next few days I poured over seven inches of rain out of our gauge.September 3rd, 2020: Old Lake Spillway

Bream Lake (#2): Morning Light

Slice of Heaven

Bella, our faithful Giant Schauzer-mix mutt, and I walk several miles each day, leaving just after sun-up so as to avoid the heat. Some mornings we see deer, fox, rabbit, an armadillo…even a pileated woodpecker. But most of what we see are some nice homes, lakes and lovely woods. The scene below is one of my favorite stretches along the Shackelford Creek bottom. The world can sometimes seem like a chaotic and frightening place; I’m glad to have this little slice of heaven as my neighborhood.