"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Friday, May 25, 2007

Some Lakeside Views

At midmorning we arrived at the cottage. A very hot day--a thick veil of heat haze covers the mountains on the opposite side of our bay.

Settled in, had a leftover slice of last night's pizza for lunch, messed about on the computer.

At 3:00 I took Lola, Jewel, and Ruth for a long walk round the Point.

Setting out.

At Ruth's swimming beach, they all went into the water.

It was Jewel's first time in the lake. She sort of stood there, as Lola did. Ruth was the one who officially opened the swimming season.

We walked up the hill--it's shady, but goodness, we were hot.

Heading for home.

By the time we got back to the cottage, Lola was still managing to keep pace with the young ones--or would've done had she not been on the shorter lead--until the last few steps, when she went lame in her hind legs. She's not accustomed to walking on hardtop. This probably means no more long walks for her.

On encountering the next door neighbours, we introduced Jewel to them.

I had to cool off under the shower, on the theory that the lake is too cold. However, the next-door neighbours on the other side of me are in the water at this very moment--but their side is shallower than ours. I'd better check our thermometer. Maybe the temperature is within my range for "swimability".

I returned to the computer, with many deeply panting dogs napping at my feet.

The view from my immediate vicinity....

The wall to my right.

Straight through the window that my desk faces.

The neighbour woke to see a loon this morning. Hope I'm as lucky!

I'm also hopeful of a good, interesting sunset this evening. We'll be watching from the dock.

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