The Night Sky

I was hoping to photograph the aurora borealis at the cabin last night, but the northern lights never showed up.  It was a beautiful evening and I was able to capture the stars and their reflection on the calm waters instead.

It was a perfect way to relax after a busy week – listening to the frogs and loons and watching the sky.

 

Cousins 2016

The Sullivan cousins were together over the Labor Day weekend. We had them pause from their activities long enough to pose for the annual dock photo. The photo tradition started in 2008. The photos are below, beginning with 2016.

2016
2015
2014 (Same Kids, Same Lake, Different Dock)
2013
2012
2011
2010 (Not at the Cabin & Max Was Napping)
2009
2008 (No Max – Yet To Be Born)

Cabin Fever

We had gorgeous weather for our cabin weekend.  It was sunny, hot and windy.  Perfect for a couple of days at the lake.

We arrived at sunset and went straight to the boat landing to get our boat in the water for the weekend.  The sky was beautiful.

Dusk
Sunset

These friendly ducks greeted us.  Look closely. They are in the shadows.

Family of Ducks

Mike backed up the trail to the water.  Sebastian hopped in the boat and off he went into the sunset.

Off He Goes

Mike waited patiently while Sophia and I took photos.  He even stopped along the roadside on the way back to the cabin to let me take this photo of the sun setting in a field.

Field, Trees and Fog

We were all surprised to see pelicans flying over the lake during the weekend.  Over the many decades Mike’s family has come to the lake, they have never before seen pelicans.

Pelican Pair
In Flight

We saw bald eagles throughout the weekend, including this one who did a little fishing in front of us.

Fishing

If you look closely, you can see the sunfish in his talons.

Hooked

Mike and I came upon this guy during a run as he was crossing the dirt road.  We brought him back to the cabin for Sophia to see.  After a few photos, we returned him to where we found him.  We made certain that he was safely on his way to the pond and off the road.

Painted Turtle

This is my favorite photo from the weekend.

Golden Mosaic Dragonfly

Look for the dragonfly photobomb at the top of this photo…

Through The Grass
Cheaper By The Dozen

The weekend also included a little fishing for Mike and Sophia.  The eagle had better luck though.

Father & Daughter