In the early morning I sneak out of the Best Little Trailer.
Bridget and Spike are fast asleep. Mist is rising from the lake and I want to take a picture of it.
I grab this shot and hurry back. I don’t want the crew to wake up, find me gone, and panic.
After breakfast we take our usual walk along the lake.
Cattle are on the beach!
Spike doesn’t notice. Or maybe he figures there are too many to tangle with.
The cattle have a right to be here at Delmoe Lake. The lake and land are leased for them. When the lake level is up, people jump off the big rock into the water. A climbing rope is attached to the other side.
Every day the lake recedes three or more feet, revealing more rocks. We cross the boat ramp to go to the southeast end of the lake.
The lake is a brilliant blue today. It’s almost too blue to believe!
Spike chooses the perfect place for his soak and makes a dash for the water.
The crew and I have been here a week come Sunday.
Bridget and I always let Spike soak as long as he wants. We love our boy!
Next we climb up a knoll. I find a stump the perfect height for a seat. We pause to enjoy the view.
Even a cow makes a good subject for a photograph! At least I think so . . .
The rest of the cattle are on the other side of the knoll.
A fly fisherman comes along, carrying his rod and a bucket. We exchange a few words. He’s local . . . from Whitehall. He wants to know if I’ve seen any fish. “I’ve seen a few come to the surface for bugs around dusk.” I ask him what kind of fly he’s using. “It looks like a wasp,” he replies. I wish him good luck and he moseys over to a rocky point.
Bridget seems to appreciate the beauty of the lake much like I do.
Spike tends to become preoccupied with every little thing and lags behind. “C’mon, Spikey! We don’t want to lose you!”
Time pauses. Some moments will stay in the memory forever. This is such a moment.
And this is such a place.
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