6.06.2011

final days

This is our last week of lake schooling.  We've been living in this off-season cottage rental since last October and although we know we haven't been living here for the best of the lakeside living, I know what we have had has been pretty spectacular and I feel very lucky indeed.

This weekend we move into the city.  It's not a big, big city, only a hundred thousand souls or so, but does have all the theatres, galleries, parks and crimes that almost every city can boost.  I am both excited and sad.

If you will bear with me, I want to share, as a form of ode, some photos of Smootch and Birdie with their very good friends down at the lake last week, doing what they've done nearly every day since last October: messing around and getting grubby.


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The only flower OK to pick.


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And pick them they do.

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Rock stage.


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On the trail, ducking branches and trying to lose the crazy lady with the camera.



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Smootch.

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Splash dance.


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The rule of any splashing at the lake is 'Tell me before you splash so I can take a picture.'

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Our friends.  Who did, I promise, have fun.

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Sharing the water with boats, sticks, and sunbeams.



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Foot races.

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Shoulders.

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The splash rule also applies to jumping.


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A brief moment before they scattered.


Good bye lake school, hello city school.

6 comments:

  1. Idyllic! I've never spent time anywhere like that. It looks beautiful. What a treasure for their childhood.

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  2. How nice to go to school like that. They might miss it a lot.

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  3. Oh, what beauty! Your family has been truly blessed to have lived and loved such a place. I can only imagine how hard it will be to leave...but there are many new adventures ahead. What a rich life.
    That water, those friends, those flowers!

    My family will be in Boston for a few months. A new city and surrounding country to get to know.
    Do you know Boston at all?

    Best wishes for a smooth and uneventful move.

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  4. So sweet! You snap a good pic, and you have the most photogenic subjects!
    Took me right back to my own childhood...although that included a farm pond, not a lake. :) Blessings on the next move.

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