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.


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.


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


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


Bird Of Prey

We took a short break from tubing to check out this bald eagle perched high atop a dead pine tree on an island in the middle of the lake.  He was looking around to all sides – probably for his next meal.

Looking East
Looking West
Looking Down
Ready To Take Off
In Flight

We saw him a few times over the course of the weekend including once across the lake swooping down to lake’s surface to catch a fish.  It was too far away to know if he was successful, but it was still quite a sight to see.

The Wild Life

Even though we live in the city, we see our share of wildlife.  Last weekend an eagle was circling over our house.

Bald Eagle

Ducks and geese were getting ready to start nesting at a nearby pond.

Duck Duo
White Goose
Grey Goose

And this morning two deer were resting in our neighbor’s backyard.

Taking A Break
Deer Duo
A Leg Up

We definitely live on the wild side.  😉