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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Lakeside neighbors

A new home has been in the works during this summer, and is nearing completion.
It overlooks the lake in the view below.


I call this Confederate Jasmin, not the thorny branch, but the white flowers.  Can you smell them?


Lake Tomahawk is kind of my home base these days.  I gladly share it with the tourists and dogs (and their walkers) and children (when they're not in school these days.)  But nobody ever goes boating on it, though there are occasional fishermen sitting along the shore.  There's a little boat ramp, but it is pretty small and shallow over most of the lake, so even a canoe ride is pretty dull.

I'm offering this post to Sepia Saturday, though I'm sorry the only connection is the water...not very sepia.
I did post some really old (1904) photos of a great aunt and her "skiff" and some fishing folks on my old blog HERE, in case you'd like to find out more about that Sepia Saturday post.

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13 comments:

gz said...

looks a nice place to have a house

tony said...

Beautiful. And ,yes,I Can Smell The Jasmine!

Barbara Rogers said...

Oh yes, and I think there are only a few lots left around the lake. They are prime real estate here, though many folks prefer to live up in the heights of the mountains.

Barbara Rogers said...

Glad you can smell it, Tony!

gz said...

midgies or mosquitos?

Barbara Rogers said...

Nope, either because of all the ducks/geese, or that it's not really standing water there. The heights are where there's a view of mountains, and visitors come for views. Farmers (of old mainly) used to like valleys as places to plant, and avoided the heights where it was rocky...so that's also most of the land that is available still.

La Nightingail said...

Oh! That path in the second photo! I can almost see my feet on it and feel myself walking around that lovely lake. We have a pretty little pond close to home I sometimes walk around, but the path is not as smooth as the one in your picture. It's kind of lumpy with runnels and holes and rocks so not entirely open to casual strolling, sad to say. Still, the pond and ducks in themselves are attracting.

Mike Brubaker said...

I checked out Lake Tomahawk last year when we considered it for my son's wedding. (Actually just me because it was cheap!) It really needs a flotilla of toy sailboats to chase the geese.

Barbara Rogers said...

With recent rains, all of which drain directly across the path into the lake, there were lots of breaks in the path. The next day a crew came out with gravel and filled in the gullies. It's well maintained, and people can jog as well as walk...or push strollers. Bikes are not allowed however!

Barbara Rogers said...

Funny you should mention it, there used to be a model-yacht-club that would sail little boats at least once a week. But I think the members died off. I have learned to scan where I step if I'm on the grass, which is where geese tend to hang out most. I actually enjoy seeing them, until a dog or two is being walked along the path, then the geese exit stage left for a while.

Helen Killeen Bauch McHargue said...

It looks very tranquil and peaceful. We have a small lake in our neighborhood that
was loaded with geese and ducks. Everyone fed them and we ended up with a mess
in the water. We're in the process now of relocating the birds and cleaning up the
lake. It's snapping back amazingly fast. Your lake must be a lovely place to live.

Barbara Rogers said...

Oh Helen, I had to laugh. I live about a half mile away from the lake...but am there most days either for lunch or a walk, or both. We also had sick geese and ducks from everyone feeding them breads. Some animal people took the ones that could be saved away, put up signs saying that feeding them makes them sick...and gradually most folks stopped...and the population doesn't seem to be very high any more. No food, not many geese. Of course if there are a lot, then there is poop and feathers all over as well!

Mollys Canopy said...

Gorgeous photos. That path along the lake looks lovely, as do the flowers. I am sure the fall foliage is breathtaking when the seasons change. I lived near lakes and ponds as a child and I found -- and still find -- the wildlife both in, on and around the water endlessly fascinating.