The lake through the eyes of Tulip Green.
We were introduced to the lake when a friend invited us for visit. It was “love” at first sight. So you guessed it…we purchased a house. An older “fixer upper”!
It seems like yesterday that we rode down our road for the first time. The trees grew so tall that they touched each other and covered over our head like a canopy.
Now each morning I am on my porch watching the lake. When the fog rises it is so thick you can’t see the other side of the lake. As it burns off, it is so still it is just like a mirror that reflects the trees like a perfect picture on the water. Then when the wind blows, the water shimmers as the ripples just dance across the water as the wild life appears. Small new hatched ducks paddle by following their mother. Sometime, if danger is near, they ride on her back. Our friend, the blue heron, flies by every morning and settles in front of our house to stand on one foot and then the other and catches his breakfast only to fly away and return the next day to do the same.
The lake welcomes all sorts of boats that stir the waves. They catch her fish and pleasure seekers ski, tube and swim. But sometime, the calm waters turn to black clouds rolling in ever so fast to have its visitors scurry to safety. Lighting that brings a beautiful show of anger along with thunder that rattles the house only to return to the beautiful serene lake by morning.
Some live on her banks all year round and some come and go. Some also venture into the community and some do not. When I first ventured out, I found out that I was considered one of “the lake people!”
‘Till next time!