Thursday, September 28, 2017

Skywatch Friday - End of Summer


This past week my wife and I spent a few days at one of our favorite places on Table Rock Lake near Branson, MO. Even though Summer officially came to an end and Autumn began on September 21, temperatures were still in the high 80's and the sun was out in full strength. It felt like summer, but there were signs that autumn was indeed here.

During the peak vacation season these toys are in constant use from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Now, a couple are in use between 9:00 a.m. and about noon. The afternoon is pretty quiet.

The same can be said for the kayaks and paddle boards. I tried out a couple of the kayaks. One was a pretty successful float around the cove. The other ended quickly with me in the water. Fortunately I was in about 4 ft deep water, so  it was deep enough to keep me from hitting bottom, but shallow enough to stand up. It was a good trip and a nice way to say goodbye to summer and get ready for the colors of autumn, which happens to be my favorite time of year.

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous golden hour vigils!
    Thanks so much for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-view-from-mount-washington.html

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  2. I love that first shot. Wow, what a great shot.

    Yes it's the end of summer and I'm happy about that. It was very hot this summer. Too hot and for too long. I'm happy for the cooler weather. This is the time that boating is the very best.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  3. I really like that first picture too, that one is especially nice.

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    1. I've always been fond of sunsets. The boat was an unexpected bonus.

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  4. Hello, gorgeous sunset and lovely views of the lake. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Love the first photo!
    Have a wonderful week-end!

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  6. Good thing you fell in where you could stand up, eh? My favorite season is Fall also. I love the colors. I love to walk through the leaves and hear that sound of crunch. I love that the weather is in the 50s and 60s instead of burning hot or ice cold. I like the sound of quiet in the woods and the smell of burning leaves.

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    1. I love the crisp cool nights and Friday night high school football.

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  7. A beautiful place to spend a few days. gorgeous sunset image.

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  8. That first pic you captured a lot of peacefulness and calm on the water. I think early to mid Autumn is a perfect time to be outside.

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  9. Yes, it is the perfect time of year for outdoor activities.

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