"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

Sunday, July 01, 2007

In and On the Lake

Yesterday afternoon we walked to the Point and paused at the little beach so the dogs could go swimming.

Ruth and Lola were the first to take the plunge.

Ruth strikes out on her own, dog paddling into the deep.

After mostly standing about, her feet firmly planted on the sandy bottom while she keenly observed kids on a nearby dock, Jewel tries swimming.

Later in the afternoon, at our own dock, a large flock of young ducks show us their swimming skills, with mother duck bringing up the rear.

It was a blustery afternoon on our dock. Although the Chap and I were properly attired for swimming, we didn't. Not intentionally--I did go into the lake to retrieve an unoccupied chair that blew away. After the wind lifted one of the umbrellas off its base (carrying it behind the boat house) we repaired to the shelter and calm of the porch.

As is usual on Saturday nights, the big white boat made its dinner dance cruise down the Bay, turning around in front of our dock. Here it is heading back up the Bay.

This morning it returned on schedule, at 5 minutes past 11:00, the first of two trips past our house. Rather, four, if you count both southward and northward journeys.

The Chap is having a birthday.

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