Saturday, November 24, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday - Lush Lakeside

The land of sky blue water

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 is here as I go back a few decades. I have been scanning many old prints again from years ago - and return to a favorite vacation from 1983, the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota and Big Stony Lake, 200 miles (322 km) from the Twin Cities, 90 miles (144 km) from Fargo,North Dakota. Relatives have this for a summer retreat, and if I recall, these pictures were taken early, maybe 6:00-7:00 AM on an August morn with the sun just rising above the boat and over the dock. This is a place of solitude - ditch the electronic devices, bring a book and mosquito repellant to this place of quiet and watery shadows...

17 comments:

Paula Scott said...

So diligent to be scanning those photos from yesteryear. Something I keep meaning to do too, but can't seem to tackle the daunting task! I admire your perseverance-and, isn't it fun to go back and remember those moments again?

Gemma Wiseman said...

Enchanting water views! And love the soft lighting of morning!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely captures and beautiful memories!! The best there is!! Hope you and Patti and your family had a great Thanksgiving! Enjoy your weekend!!

Catherine said...

looks a beautiful place to return to via photos and memories...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

As I recall, there really weren't any electronic devices to speak of back in the 1980s that would shatter the solitude of the lakes.

Tangled Desert Tree

Jeanne said...

Land of Sky Blue Water....Suddenly I feel the need for a Hamm's Beer but you are too young to remember why!

Really nice shots of this lovely place!

colleen said...

Makes me feel calm just to look, but cold as I think more about it.

Jeanne said...

So you did know why! I went to youtube as you suggested and watched several old commercials! Fun!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

oo i was so with you until you mentioned the mosquito repellent.

BLOGitse said...

I had to check...
'Finland is a country of thousands of lakes and islands—187,888 lakes (larger than 500 m2/0.12 acre) and 179,584 islands. Its largest lake, Saimaa, is the fourth largest in Europe.' (from wikipedia)
Amazing in such a small country, right?!
Those tiny waves look the same on Finnish lakes...
Happy Sunday!

Dianne said...

I love the well defined waves
lovely shots
lush indeed :)

jewaicious said...

Lush, lovely, a lakeside of beauty.

Laura said...

beautiful Ralph!

robin. said...

you've painted a beautiful picture ralph...sign me up!!!

Beverley Baird said...

What a perfect place for a holiday! Great shots for the week!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Dear Ralph
I can almost hear the lapping of the water against the dock .. a beautiful place for the kids to play for sure!
It is so nice to have old photos to reminisce over !
Joy : )

Chubskulit Rose said...

It must be wonderful to go for a boat rid in that lake, something that I miss!

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