Thursday, 31 May 2012

Fine Summer's Day





When the topic came up 3 months ago this is exactly what I thought of.   Perhaps a bit generic but this is our lake, our cottage and these are chairs that my husband built.  Life has been very good to us and this isn't exactly a culmination as there is so very much more to do but it does represent a nice place that we are at, physically and metaphorically.  And it really is lovely to sit out there and enjoy.  The lake is called Lake Memphremagog  which means "great expanse of water" and is south east of Montreal.  We're very near the border with the USA and can row or cross-country ski up to it (but not across!)  We bought the cottage when we moved back to this area and did a lot of renovations to winterize it and update its 70 year old wiring and plumbing.   Because we are so far south and so near the border there is very little boat traffic, but in the winter it is like a street scene with cars, ATVs and skidoos racing up and down, and fishermen sitting perched on the upturned buckets for the whole day.  oh, and we are supposed to have a creature out there called Memphre!

13 comments:

  1. I had a dream - captured beautifully !

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  2. The moment I saw this, and before I saw your name, I recognized it!! A perfect picture of a near perfect place (only not completely perfect because it is now so far away). I love your rocks and ground cover particularly.

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  3. Capturing tranquility at its very best. A lovely piece of work that looks as idyllic as I am sure it is. As Linda F said - a perfect picture.

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  4. The rocks were "made" at the last Text'art retreat that you were at Linda.

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  5. Oh, the memories of that little piece of paradise - captured perfectly.

    Hilary

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  6. I wonder if you could brighten up the photo a little, Dianne. I have a feeling that I am missing out on some of the fine detail in the foreground. Very evocative of your little slice of paradise.

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  7. What an iconic and idyllic interpretation of summer. It really captures that perfect spot for enjoying the lake. Fine living indeed!

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  8. all that is missing our heads in the water! let the summer roll on! love your chairs. love the use of purple in the horizon. great piece dianne.

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  9. I knew right away exactly where I was when I saw this. Contentment captured Dianne.

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  10. The colors, the details, the texture...WOW!! What a great get away and retreat...are your chairs facing east or west?

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  11. Great colors, great detail, and great texture! It looks absolutely idyllic! Are your chairs facing east or west?

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  12. Facing west to enjoy the sunset. Shall we all meet up there? Lots of room!

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  13. Yes, please! Wouldn't that be such a blast!!!!!!!!!! Believe me, those of you who haven't had the pleasure of visiting this spot it truly is a little piece of paradise. What fun we would have. Sign me up.

    Hilary

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