Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Horizons

We moved out of the lake house completely this weekend. It's temporary. We have jobs to do elsewhere for about a year, but agree we will return to our little slice of heaven on the lake. A very nice couple has rented our house and for that I am extremely grateful.

I spent Sunday night all by myself. Saw some friends, sipped wine overlooking the water, and watched the moonrise. Monday morning's sunrise came cold and clear. Jumping out of bed, the camera and I stole outdoor into the chill. Aperture wide, the railing my tripod, we got several good shots of the last lake sunrise - for me, anyway, for a while.

The Giraffe Head Tree shall serve as sentry now overlooking the buckeyes, oaks and hickories, the red headed woodpeckers and their offspring, the eagles and ospreys, the mergansers, loons, herons, ducks and pelicans. Too, the GHT shall oversee lake operations of various fishing boats and barges, yachts and sailboats, powerboats and trawlers that pass by in the channel. I've charged the GHT with keeping the raccoons and armadillo under control as well. Allow the great horned owls to land unimpeded and keep our guests entertained with sleeping squirrels along your foreleg.

We'll be back, Giraffe Head Tree.

5 comments:

nancybond said...

I feel like I've developed a relationship, not only with you, Debi, but with that wonderful giraffe head. He's a loyal sentry. :) It must be very difficult to say "see you later" to such a beautiful spot.

Diane Schuller said...

The deep connection you have with your beloved lake home must be bittersweet in the leaving, or in the temporary leaving. Yes, you'll be back but really I know that in your heart and soul, you won't ever be leaving. My most sincere wishes in this new endeavour as well -- the window to the lake may be temporarily closing but I am thrilled at that new window you have opened just around the corner :)

Gaelyn said...

It is often difficult to say goodbye to a place as special as the lake, even knowing you plan to return. Yet the new view ahead is also freshly special. The GHT will certainly be a scentinal. Glad you found good renters. I'm looking forward to hearing more of your new adventure.

Eve said...

Til you meet again Debi! The picture is lovely!

turningleaf13 said...

Aww Debi, I know how difficult this separation from your heart's place will be. I hope that the intervening time will provide sufficient adventure to speed the year along. Before you know it, you'll be witnessing the seasons of the buckeyes again in person. ;0)

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