Summer sunrise

Summer sunrise over the lake_StaatsWe arose in the dark early yesterday morning and headed north to one of our favorite little lakes.  With the boat in tow, loaded with fishing and camera gear, we were set for a summer outing.  We had only just headed out from the landing when the sun cleared the horizon and broke over the tree line.  The clouds reflected the colors of the sun, and the reflection came alive in the surface of the lake – both in the calm water, and in the wake behind the boat.  This glorious sunrise was only a prelude to the rest of the day.  We had packed a breakfast to enjoy on the boat in our “lake with a view.”  The fishing was good; we caught a mess of crappies and sunfish (some of the best lake fish for eating).  The morning remained pleasantly cool, and we marveled at the sandhill cranes that passed overhead and the loons that called from another area of the lake.  Before we knew it, a full six hours had passed.  After the trip home to unload and shower, we then headed to the Minnesota Twins baseball game (another rite of summer).  The crowd enjoyed a well-played game under the summer sky, and celebrated the Twins’ win after the sun had set.  One full day with two of my favorite summer past-times;  I can’t help but feel so fortunate to be able to enjoy all of this.

8 thoughts on “Summer sunrise

  1. Doris Steeg July 21, 2013 / 6:23 pm

    First an oh! then an oh wow, what a great capture. Hope one of those Minnesotans buys it. Really a lovely photo and captures some of those great morning’s on one of the 14,000 lakes.

  2. Doris Steeg July 21, 2013 / 6:25 pm

    and oh yes, Jim Brandenburg may you be envious!

    • lindastaatsphoto July 22, 2013 / 8:31 pm

      Glad you appreciate the Minnesota lakes Doris. Your comments are always welcome and so nice, but you’re really raising the bar for me referring to Jim Brandenburg. I’ll aim to live up to that compliment!

  3. Joani July 21, 2013 / 10:11 pm

    If you don’t get up, you are late for work. You were on time for this one. You are creating with the best of them…..Mmmmm sunny’s in butter. Yum Yum

    • lindastaatsphoto July 22, 2013 / 8:29 pm

      Spoken like a true Minnesotan who’s enjoyed the fresh catch! Thanks, Joani! We’ll raise a toast to you at our next crappie & sunnie feast!

  4. Jim Moskowitz July 22, 2013 / 8:55 am

    beautiful capture of the blessing G-d gives.

  5. Margaret July 22, 2013 / 10:26 am

    Sun, air, birds, fish, – all delicious. and you, too.

    • lindastaatsphoto July 22, 2013 / 8:26 pm

      Thanks so very much, Margaret – hope you’re enjoying all that summer has to offer!

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