Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Treasures at The Lake

As most of you know,I enjoy our local lake,Lake Minniwasta. No,I'm not a boater, or a swimmer, but the beauty I see from the shores of that lake are enough for me. Come with me for a slow walk at the lake and let's take note of the beauty around us.

Before we even get to the lake, the early morning sun lights up this fence and draws our attention to it. I find myself wondering, just how many people have walked right by this spot and never noticed any beauty.

Along the path the Wild Roses are putting on a show, just for us this morning. This one has an added interest. We stop and enjoy the beauty.

On this day, there are just enough clouds to make the sky look extra lovely.It is peaceful as we meander down the trail. Can you hear the birds singing away in the treetops? 

As we reach the canoe launch area, we are greeted with a special  surprise. The local K-9 unit has taken their dog Chase out for some fun.I am certain that Chase would have rather been playing in the water, but his handler commanded him to stay on that rock, so I could get a picture.Thank-you Chase.

We move along, but don't get very far as two White Admiral Butterflies catch our attention.
Anytime a photographer can get this close to two butterflies, we must stop and get those shots.
Once again, we enjoy the beauty of these delicate looking insects.

The sun is beginning to heat up the day,so we had best, get back to the car and head home, but not before we take one last look at the lake. It's hard to walk away from such peacefulness.

I have enjoyed your company on this morning walk.We really need to do this again, either at the lake or along some other path.

Something To Think About:
Psalms 24:1
 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;


Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

What a Beautiful walk along the lake with so much to take in by sight, and I can imagine the sounds of the birds, and the water along the shore. Thankyou for taking me on this virtual walk Ruth. You describe it so well, and love your wonderful captures with your camera in hand. I always enjoy the scriptures you share as well. Take care and have a good night. Time for me to get some shuteye. D.S

Ginny Hartzler said...

I was sad when the walk ended. Your photos just kept getting better and better! You do have a way of finding beauty anywhere.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Thank you for the lovely walk around your lake there. Very peaceful and refreshing.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Sandra said...

I very much enjoyed our walk, and the dog and butterflies are tied for first place favorite today. I am with you, so much beauty, and I would have spied that fence right away. there are many in this world who never see the beauty that God has placed for us to see... so busy with expensive toys they don't see the free stuff..

George said...

Thanks for taking us along with you on your walk at the lake. You certainly have the gift of seeing (and photographing) beauty at each step. I hope we can do this again real soon!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

What a nice walking path you have there. And you found so many special treats along the way. That's a fantastic shot of the butterflies!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Thanks for sharing all of the beauty. Lakes are so peaceful.

Debbie said...

you don't have to be in a boat to enjoy this beautiful area. the butterflies are really special!!!

Rose L said...

The two butterflies made me think of a loving couple. Sweet!

happyone said...

A lovely beautiful place to walk and it was so nice to walk along with you.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wonderful walk in a beautiful area, Ruth. I loveed sering wild roses, and seeing two pretty butterflies side by side.

Happytrails said...

Thank you for taking us on a walk around the lake, there is so much beauty that is overlooked...unfortunately. I can truly imagine that it was hard to go to the car and leave such peacefulness and beauty,

Jerez Sherry said...

I’m an appreciator of beauty as well. I found you in my stats so I’m glad you dropped in and am
glad to have experienced your Lake and your visit walking with your pooch around this lake, and all the natural beauty. .