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A Stormy Work Day at the Lake...

This week we spent a couple of work days down at the lake getting ready for our oldest son and fiancee's outdoor wedding there next week (thankfully they do have a backup plan, but hopefully we don't need it)!  It has been so hot and humid lately, making it pretty miserable working outdoors!  My husband powerwashed the deck and stairs~ we did the dock last weekend.  At least he was staying wet with all that water spraying around!  I worked staining a beautiful arbor he built for the ceremony~ this is just the top~ I'll show it finished in another post.

We also trimmed trees and washed down the patios, etc...but we were interrupted by this scary, but gorgeous looking storm... 

It was so dark and the water looked aqua reflecting it...

It downpoured and then we got back to work...the deck and stairs cleaned up nicely...

This egret (see him hiding in there) decided to pay a visit...

and we ended up with a beautiful sunset...

Still hot, but so pretty...

Until next time...


  1. oh how exciting linda! i'm sure you've been very busy with the wedding plans.
    praying that you have a beautiful, sunny day for the big event.

    judi ;)

  2. What a beautiful wedding setting! I think since it rained this weekend it will be clear skies for next weekend! I can't wait to see the pics. Lezlee

  3. Wgat great shots Linda....the sunset was great! I can't wait to see pics of the wedding. Have a great weekend. Debbie

  4. Such wonderful photos of the storm. I pray that you have beautiful weather for the wedding.

  5. WOW! A wedding next week! You seem so calm. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful place. Mimi

  6. Oh wow Linda, I can't wait to see photos of the wedding there. I'm sure it will turn out beautiful! The deck is pretty, and those storm clouds are fascinating to me! Maybe for the wedding those storm clouds will head my way for a change and give you a beautiful day for the special occasion!

  7. What a beautiful spot for a wedding! Hope the weather is gorgeous for you!

  8. Oh my gosh,
    This is absolutely beautiful! You lucky neat to have a place to go to that is so dreamy...I'm swooning..and how gorgeous for the wedding!

    The sunset is so beautiful...and your photography is breathtaking.

    I'm glad you liked the house photos...The house has such high ceilings and so much empty space that I kept getting close-ups of everything and was afraid it looked

    But, when I didn't do that it looked like they were empty, I did the best I could.

    Wow, the lake is so gorgeous that you must be in 7th heaven right now!

  9. I just showed your pics to my husband and he asked me the name of the lake...which lake is it? I showed him and said, "Come look at this lake--it's SOOO pretty!"

  10. What great storm pictures! And congratulations to all for the upcoming wedding. What a wonderful setting for such an occasion. Thank you for your comment on my frenetic post. I'm afraid I haven't had a lot of time to catch up on reading my favorite blogs, but I'm glad I stopped by yours before hitting the hay tonite. BTW, I am trying really hard to spot one of those barn quilts as I make my way home! Best wishes for the upcoming nuptials.

  11. Wow, it is so beautiful where you live. I can't think of a more lovely setting for a wedding, how exciting! Looking forward to seeing more photo's, I'm sure it will be beautiful day whatever the weather xo

  12. Linda ,such beautifull photoes, looks real powerfull, and then so quiet and calm afterwords!!
    I so wish you and everyone a beautifull wedding week-end next week, dear, so very exiting.

  13. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding. The lake will be the perfect setting. I look forward to seeing pictures.
    We lived in Minnesota for two years and I remember experiencing some of the worst storms up there (and I grew up in Kansas). Those were some pretty nasty looking clouds you pictured. Glad it passed by without event and you got a gorgeous sunset out of it.
    Have a great weekend.

  14. It will be wonderful! Can't wait to see all the photo's of this beautiful event.
    The weather will be perfect!
    Enjoy your day,

  15. Such cool pictures Linda, especially of the color of the lake. Can't wait to see pictures of the wedding though. Those will be awesome!

  16. Sigh! You have such a beautiful spot.

  17. You shouldn't have any time to read comments this week with all your wedding plans! I wish your son and his bride a beautiful day and a day with only happy tears for you!

    Can't wait to see pictures!

  18. Wow! what a great place for a wedding--beautiful! I hope that the weather is great and that the wedding itself is a joyous, beautiful event :) My mom has suggested several times that when I get married, we should at least have the reception in our large backyard...we will see when that day comes :) My mom has transformed our one acre of land into a beautiful landscape of several gardens. anyway, I wish you and your family the best as you celebrate the excitement of two hearts being joined in matrimony. I love weddings!

  19. How wonderful! What a beautiful setting for a wedding!! Hope you have beautiful weather for the big event.
    ~ Jo :)

  20. A wedding! How fun! It llooks like all the work you've been doing is sooooo going to be worth it! There is just something about a wedding at home . . . we were married at my in Laws - 30 years ago on Sept 6. HOLY COW!
    I gotta say - that storm looks about as fabulous as they come. I LOVE storms. We just don't get them out here in So Cal. In fact - I am getting ready to brave 120 degree weather over in AZ for 4 days just hoping and praying we get some monsoons! Oh PLEASE!
    Your pictures were gorgeous.
    I look forward to reading more about the wedding!
    Have a great weekend! Karen

  21. That was a beautiful storm coming in! I am so tired of this heat and humidity-it makes me feel so wore out!! The best of luck to you and your family with the wedding coming up!! Congratulations to your son!! Take care-keep cool, Julie

  22. Wow, you are so calm and about to host an outdoor wedding?! I love the photos of the approaching storm, they always look so amazing when they come across the water!

    Here's to great sunny, cool weather for the wedding!

    Kat :)

  23. Gorgeous photos! That sky and water are beautiful. Hope the wedding is perfect!

  24. I'm visiting my
    parents in the Pacific
    NW, but my hubby is
    back at home and says
    it has rained a ton!
    Glad everyone was safe
    and that the day ended
    on a beautiful note : )
    Crossing my fingers that
    you will have PERFECT
    weather next weekend....
    Please share your pics!
    xx Suzanne

  25. Hello, Linda,
    That will be a beautiful place for a wedding!! I am sure everything will be perfect for your children's special day. Thank you so much for coming by for a visit~have a happy, happy weekend~Vicki

  26. An outdoor wedding? Ooooh, I bet it will be stunning!! good luck this upcoming week and many blessings to the happy couple!

  27. I love a good (but not too eventful) storm at the beach. There's something peaceful about it somehow! I pray the weather for the wedding will be beautiful...congrats to the bride & groom!

  28. I can't wait to see the wedding photos. How exciting! :-)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  29. I love these pictures, Linda! The clouds almost look like a mountain range :) It's still super hot & muggy here too, so it's a good day to hit the lake! Keep cool!

  30. I l.o.v.e. a good storm, but would want to curl up and NOT work after it was over ...

    love the lakehouse here!


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