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A Spring Weekend at the Lake...

This past weekend, we traveled to our family lakehome to put in the dock and boat lift...time to get ready for summer fun!  We had a cold snap and when we arrived it was very chilly and the lake was choppy...

You can see the wood dock sections and the big metal boat lift...

We weren't able to get anything done on Saturday, so we spent the day indoors and just enjoyed the scenery and watching the wildlife.  We had two large pelicans hanging around much of the afternoon...

a pair of Canada Geese with their young...
 and lots of ducks and cute ducklings...

The plants are all starting to come up and everything is green- ferns and hostas...

I love the moss growing between the patio blocks...

At sunset, the winds calmed and the sun came out...

The next day was more promising...a lovely Mother's Day morning...warmer and sunny...

We were able to get most of the dock in and will finish up soon- then we can bring the boat back and get it in the lift.  It's more work than you would think!  But once it's done and the beach is cleaned and set up, we'll be ready for summer boating fun!

Here's a photo from last summer...can't wait!

I posted about the interior decorating on three "Winter at the Lake" posts- you can visit them here, part two, and part three.
Until next time...


  1. Hi dear Linda,
    What a fantastic place to spent summerdayes, and the nature around with all the birds and ducks and.... it looks so wonderfull.
    I kind of live here ,like that, with the Baltic Sea in my backgarten, but here you can almost only see the sea, looking on the water, Sweeden is far away, so no beautifull green to see,that way ,.
    Wishing you many happy dayes spend in your beautifull summersurroundings.
    xo Dorthe

  2. Linda that is what I call living! We live in a Lake community but do not have our home on the lake...sure wish we did. The good thing is it is seconds away and we do have a boat to enjoy all the amenities. Your place looks fanatastic!

  3. Ooooh, I just felt a tinge of jealousy. What a great place! Enjoy your summer!

  4. What a lovely spot! Lucky you, I don't think I could bear to leave there.

  5. Linda,
    I love that patio set. Where did it come from. It reminds me of the vintage ones. Your lake setting is wonderful.

  6. Linda,
    HB is sitting next to me & wants to know which lake? He goes to Leech Lake every summer for a week fishing. Glad Mother's Day turned out beautiful.
    smiles, alice

  7. Linda, I'm glad that one of your days at the lake was productive, but being able to just hang out there and look out over the lake would be fine by me! I love all of the vintage decor you've used in your beautiful lake house!

    Kat :)

  8. Love, love, love this post! What fun to have a place like that and look forward to spending summers there! I love the moss between the patio stone too! I love the cute photos of the ducks and pelicans. The babies are so sweet! I would want to pick one up, but I guess the Mom would not let that happen huh? Simply beautiful...glad you had a nice weekend!

  9. What a wonderful place to spend warm summer days (and even cool spring days!). I have always thought that a home on the lake would be so much fun. I look forward to seeing more pictures of your lake home this summer!
    I wanted to let you know too that I received my wonderful giveaway package today!! Thank you so much...I loved everything!!! I am going to be looking at everything over and over!!
    I'll be posting about all the wonderful items after I get through graduation and the party!
    Thanks again,

  10. Such a great getaway place. I'm looking forward to boating too.

    PS The photos of the ducklings so sweet.

  11. Hi Linda...

    well even though the weather wasn't what you'd hoped it would be, it sure looks as though you've made the most of it! What a beautiful space....and that mossy rock is to die for! so romantic!!!

    thanks for sharing!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  12. Linda, this is just dreamy! It would be easy to while away summer days here! Thank you for posting my giveway and for your sweet words at my blog today. Hope the rest of your week is fabulous! ~ Angela

  13. Oh Linda - I'll be up to visit for the whole month of August! How lucky you are to have a place by the lake!

  14. What a wonderful summer place you have! Great pictures! I'm going to enjoy perusing your blog. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know you came. I appreciate your comments. Jacqueline

  15. Oh how great! Looks like a wonderful place! Enjoy!

  16. Quite chilly and wet here in Iowa too, but with the views you guys have, I'm sure Mother Nature is forgiven...but it's still cold!!!

  17. What a lovely post, I especially love the photos of the baby ducks and the stones with the moss/greenery around them are fabulous! Lucky you to have such a beautiful place to visit!

  18. Wow, another blogger with a second home on the water. I love looking at water views. There is just something so relaxing about the water. My mom has a lake house, but have only been a few times. Looks like lots of summer fun.

  19. What a gorgeous place! You must love to spend time there. Aren't those little ducklings just precious?
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following you too!

  20. What an idyllic family setting!! I'd have a hard time leaving that spot on the dock!

  21. Hi Linda, looks like you have a beautiful place at the lake too! Don't you just love it, so peaceful and serene! Deb

  22. Really, really lovely Linda!!! It looks like a wonderful place to spend your summer! We've had a cold snap here too and I'm not liking it!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

  23. Linda, your lake home looks lovely! I know how much we enjoyed ours last summer and am (impatiently) waiting for the weather to improve here too! We have our pier and lift in but not the boat--hopefully real soon!! Take care, Julie

  24. What an amazing place, Linda! You all are so fortunate to have a getaway like this. I'm looking forward to more photos of your fun. The ducks are just precious!

  25. Looks so serene there. I think I would love to get some photos of those cute ducklings!


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