On the cusps of night and day

After record-breaking heat this past week we finally cooled down a bit yesterday.  And with a Saturday evening with nothing to do we loaded the canoe on the car, grabbed our fishing rods, and headed out for some lake-time.  As we put in to the water the winds died down, and as sunset approached we knew we were in for a treat.  Our paddles whispered as they entered the water, the dragonflies were dancing over the surface, and we could glide over the lily pads in quiet.  I would fish, then stop and photograph.  I’d then put my camera away convinced that the sunset couldn’t get any better, only to pull it back out again.  It was a wonderful way to end the day –  the quiet of the lake and a mess of sunfish and crappies.  And when this morning dawned with quiet and calm too, I headed out early on my bicycle for a quick ride.  Like last night there was a great magic in the early hours.  The birds were awakening, there was little traffic, the wildflowers were blooming by the sides of the road, and my bike tires sailed smoothly across the pavement.  These truly are the “magic hours” and they make me appreciate all that is wonderful about this time and this place.

10 thoughts on “On the cusps of night and day

  1. joani July 8, 2012 / 9:12 pm

    As I first saw the image, Jim Brandenburg came to mind. I was excellent in catching crappies. I help others when I sat over the hole and they were skunked. As the limit grew, I tossed them in their boats so I could keep fishing!!!
    You waited well for this neat picture and surely you enjoyed the moment.

    • lindastaatsphoto July 15, 2012 / 4:03 pm

      Fishing is the best, Joani. And ever “bester” when they keep biting, time and again. When was the last time you went fishing?

  2. Tammy July 8, 2012 / 10:04 pm

    Beautiful pic Linda. Rememeber when we went canoeing? brought back great memories

    • lindastaatsphoto July 15, 2012 / 4:04 pm

      Yes, Tammy – our canoeing trip was a great time. Right in the middle of the city too, so it was a bit different scenery than this photo. Glad you remember it with good memories. We’ll have to do it again 🙂

  3. Margaret July 9, 2012 / 9:06 am

    Beautiful and touching in both image and words. This entry reminds me to Stop. Stop and be grateful. Thank you.

    • lindastaatsphoto July 15, 2012 / 4:05 pm

      Thanks Margaret. It’s as much a reminder to me too; way too easy to get caught up in daily matters and worries than to be grateful for what’s in the “now.”

  4. Kerry Wetterlind July 9, 2012 / 9:19 am

    Beautiful in words and view!

    • lindastaatsphoto July 15, 2012 / 4:06 pm

      Glad you liked it Kerry. It’s kind of north – up in your “neck of the woods” so I’m sure it speaks to you especially.

  5. Linda July 9, 2012 / 10:00 am


    • lindastaatsphoto July 15, 2012 / 4:07 pm

      Thanks, Linda. Soon you’ll be enjoying the awesome mid-western sunsets too!

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