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Friday, January 4, 2013

Reflections from Douthat State Park on New Year's Day 2013

The Lake at Douthat State Park

The lake is really down right now. We are in the middle of a very severe drought here in our party of VA. Still, it was a beautiful gray skied walk for Buddy and me on New Year's Day. This is the place we go every year for my birthday party with Gene, his wife, and my Eloise. We are so fortunate that it is only 30 minutes from our home.  It has now become a tradition. Our reservations are for the weekend after my birthday on Feb. 7th. It's gonna be my 74th. Can't believe it. I hope by that time the water will be back up and there will be lots of ice on the lake and snow on the ground. PS...This mosaic went way easier than the last two. Perseverance does pay off. The nuns weren't fooling :-)


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20 comments:

  1. It must be a great place in summer for a pic nic !

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  2. Such pretty soft skies in these watery reflections! A beautiful place for wandering! Such a great place to celebrate a birthday! I too like to wander in Nature as my birthday moment!

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  3. Gorgeous place. I hope for ice and crispness for your BD weekend. Even as is, tho, it looks to me like it was a perfect place to spend time on New Years Day

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  4. what a wonderful tradition for your birthday! I wonder, is it too late for me to establish a tradition? I'll be 73 on Feb. 10th. I love that a blogger out there shares a couple of facets of my life!

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  5. even though the water is low, it still makes great images. :)

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  6. I love your watery reflections for the day, Genie! Such a lovely looking place even if the water is down. Hey, you're still a youngster! I've got six years on you!! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

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  7. A lovely mosiac Genie, with beautiful soft reflections.

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  8. It looks like a beautiful place! Nice reflections, too!

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  9. Well look what PERSEVERANCE got you! A very nice mosaic. It is really easy once you get the hang of it. It was from kim in beyond layers that i picked this up. Lovely shots, and happy birthday early. Those do roll around fast don't they, but it does look like you have some fun plans to look forward to!

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  10. I can see why you would want to celebrate there; it is a beautiful area!

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  11. very beautiful indeed Genie. Wow, all that open water and everything here is frozen over and belly deep in snow. I would love to walk around that beauty. Nice destination for your Birthday tradition.

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  12. Must be wonderful to breath the air at such environment.

    daily athens photo

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  13. Beautiful photo of lake ~ lovely work ~

    A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

    Great to have you 'come by'. ^_^

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  14. Nice photos, delicious winter light. Greetings.

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  15. this looks like a very nice place to have a party. :) Guess we will hear about it soon.

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  16. nice and peaceful place to party.....

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  17. My Western Springs lake is very near too. I love this place, looks like your photo.

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