Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Ever wonder what there is to do at the lake?


Yes it’s peaceful here on the lake. You might even say it’s tranquil. Nothing to do but watch the weather move overhead.

A summer storm blows through almost every afternoon.

Perhaps take a morning paddle.

Headed out to the mountains.

Maybe toward evening take the ski boat out to the big waters to see the sunset.

This particular evening there were many facets of a single setting sun.

If you go way out there you need to sit awhile and soak it all in.

The other side of the lake had less color but just as much drama.

But mostly you putter around close to the house, perhaps exploring just up the creek in the canoe.

Let’s go see what’s over there.

And sometimes, if all your siblings and their significant others show up at the same time…well…you just need to goof off.

Having fun on the lake one warm evening.

No matter what advanced age you achieve…when you’re all together you can still be kids.


And that’s what I’ve been up to this week after the 4th of July. Katie and I will be heading north soon. She says she likes the lake house and wouldn’t mind staying here the rest of the summer. But I remind her that we have camping (and weeding) to do and so she says she’s OK with going home too. As long as the northern house has an air conditioning vent for her to sleep on she’s not so particular.

Stay tuned as our adventure continues.

One of my favorite spots.

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.

10 thoughts on “Ever wonder what there is to do at the lake?

  1. Garden and Gun magazine had an article about your town. The Russell family seemed to have been quite prominent. The photos were good, but yours are better. I need to let the magazine know this…. 🙂

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  2. Love your lake! I don’t mind just sitting in the sun and looking at the sparkling water.


  3. I’m going to miss seeing your beautiful lake photos, but if your weeds are as tenacious as mine, you’re heading back just in time. Safe travels, Dawn (I trust the car’s A/C is working fine now!!)


    • Slight delay. We had the car in for the air conditioning and of course they couldn’t find anything wrong. Last night the ABS light came on. Now the dealership is ordering a part. It’s coming from Michigan. SIGH….so we won’t be leaving here till mid-week next week. Good and bad things about that. Katie says she’s fine as long as she’s not hot.

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  4. Looks like you guys had such fun!


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