Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008


This picture only captures it partially, but the lake is a strange shade of muddy brown with a blue tinge on the horizon. It reminds me of a frozen puddle. A BIG one.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


These four images were all taken from the same building within five minutes of each other. Amazing, isn't it? Making up for two days of missed posts. And a bonus shot, too.

Not gone!

Not forgotten either. But the title of my last post and the two-day absence of pictures might have made someone think I was no longer blogging. No, I am merely sick, and struggling to keep up with daily life. Perhaps this afternoon I will have time for some make-up posts.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Over and out

Calm and cool after an all-night steady rain. A nice drama-free way to end the week.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Liquid Dunes

The lake is roiling and churning and very loud today. The impression is of a desert with rippling sand dunes, very brown and smooth (except where there are waves).

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cloud shadows

I like the stripe effect here, caused not by something in the water, but by the clouds overhead.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Big Sky

It's so hard to be confronted with such abundant beauty at close range. Everytime I looked up this afternoon I saw a better sky, lake color, contrast, cloud pattern, light effect, etc. Finally I just had to post one and call it a day.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008


And a little out of focus, but that's the kind of day I'm having so far....

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Not much more to say. Calm. Smooth. Gray.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Look up!

It's all about the sky today, topping a smooth blue Lake with froth and swirls. Call it a sky latte (and call me an elitist for that reference!).

Orange leaves, orange sky

This is a day late in posting, but the picture was taken yesterday. Fall is here.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Afternoon Shadows

Busy day, so this lake pic features shadows on the water from the nearby trees, something that only happens in the afternoon here on the western shore. A nice effect, I think. And just for the record, all of the pics featured (so far) have been taken from inside my office, or from other windows within the same building, or from just outside of this building. All these lovely views within steps of my daily existence; as my 4-year-old might put it, An't I lucky?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

October Paradise

This is how things look this morning on the Lake. The speedboater is taking advantage of the last warm days of fall. is good, even if you are just observing.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Smooth Sailing

This picture is a little out of focus, but it shows how calm and smooth the Lake is today. Earlier, there were clouds, but now it is clear and crisp. Wish I could be out on that sailboat right now...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Wavy gravy

It's very hard to capture in a photo the turmoil in the water this morning. I'd have to go out for a walk to get some good wave pictures, and I don't have time to do that. But you can see the murky brownish color that includes sediment stirred up from the lakebed. Hence the title "Wavy Gravy" 'cause that's what it looks like out my window this morning.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Surf's up!

I should probably save that label for sometime when there are actual surfers out there, or when I get a more dramatic picture, but today was one of those days when I opened up the front door to get the newspaper, and I could HEAR the surf from my house. My house is only 3 blocks from the Lake, but still. If the waves get bigger throughout the day, I'll add a bonus pic.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Stormy Weather...

Not really stormy, just raining, but Stormy Weather captures the mood better than Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head. Was out of the office on Friday, so here's a bonus on a Sunday afternoon...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Celestial Bliss

The sky was so intensely beautiful this morning it was hard to choose a picture. The water, trying not to steal the show, was calm and blue.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Lake or Ocean?

Here's some impressive variation: waves. Surely the parasailors will be out later today. Will try to get some pics of them.