Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Up and down


Not exactly a sunset. Still it’s striking in it’s own way.

There’s something about water and sky that fascinates me. Whether I’m on the shore of a Great Lake or standing on a bluff overlooking the ocean, it’s the constant movement and change that keeps me engaged.

Sometimes the view is obscured with fog. But that’s pretty too.

These past weeks I’ve been on the shore of a small arm of a very big lake. I worry that you’ve all seen the view from here and it might become boring, might feel repetitive.

But, for me, it never is.

Mama, you’re not taking ANOTHER picture of the lake are you?

Each day is different, the light slants off the side of a neighbor’s pontoon or against the house across the water. Sometimes the water is so still that, standing on the dock, I have moments of dizzy confusion, unsure where the sky ends and water starts, not sure that I couldn’t just step off the dock and stand on the clouds reflected below my feet.

What’s up is down.

When a weather change moves in the sky becomes unpredictable. I can’t look away and Katie and I make numerous trips down to the dock to experience it all.

Can’t you just cut and paste me into these photos mama?

And while we’re always looking for that spectacular sunset we’re never disappointed, even when it just fades to pink.

Vintage pink.

Water and sky. It’s an unbeatable combination.

No need for TV when you’ve got this to watch.

Can’t wait to see what tomorrow will bring.

Interesting promise.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

12 thoughts on “Up and down

  1. It is fascinating. The sky, reflected in the water. I find it often makes me self reflect too.
    You have such a beautiful lake.


  2. Water and sky – indeed it is an unbeatable combination.


  3. All these pics are great–3rd one is my fav, really gorgeous. Love the colors and the texture!


  4. These are beautiful, Dawn! The reflections are gorgeous, and that vintage pink–perfect.


  5. Nature does amazingly gorgeous things, doesn’t she! (I particularly like the shot of Katie on the porch.)


  6. Here, here, who needs a TV! It really helps that you have an artistic eye and can appreciate the subtleties of all you see.


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