Monday, August 23, 2010

Good day.......I'm back!

Wish I could still be here this morning enjoying my morning coffee!
As the cool night air rose from Lake Almanor and the sun filtered through the pines, stepping out on to the lower deck surrounded by the glittering water meant the promise of yet another perfect Summer day.

By mid-morning the fabulous days spent here were sunny and hot with cloudless skies.  Calm, flat water allowed lots of fun water sports.  Picnics by mountain lakes, drives through scenic countryside, visits to a craft fair, browsing in thrift and antiques shops................and even an awesome flight around a volcano kept us very busy!

Lower deck at Lake Almanor.

Now I'm home again facing the usual mundane chores in hot, humid North Carolina.  Roll on Autumn Summer has been fun but I'm ready for a change.  I'll have more stories and images of Northern California to share after I edit my many photos.

My friend Paula's beautiful lakefront Summer home.
Thanks for the wonderful time Paula.......Jasmin and I enjoyed every moment.  Hope to return next year!


  1. Mary,

    Beautiful photos as usual. I am getting ready for a change of seasons.


  2. What a beautiful place! I know you must have enjoyed every minute of it. Glad you are back home safe and sound.

  3. Welcome back home! That would have been hard to leave behind...back to hot and humid NC! I just know cooler days are coming!

  4. "Cool night air".
    I've almost forgotten that there is such a thing!

  5. That looks like a wonderful place to relax in.

  6. Welcome home! How wonderful that you and Jasmin had some girl time together in such a beautiful place.

    Oh my!...isn't it the truth!! I am sooo ready for a colorful Fall. Larry & I travel to British Columbia the 8th. (Vancouver and Victoria) Maybe some cool night air there!


  7. Nothing cool here in Dallas as I was greeted by 106 degree temps upon exiting the DFW terminal. It's not going to be a very comfortable work week. Thanks for getting up so early this morning to drive me to the airport in Raleigh. I should print out one of your lake pictures to keep in my briefcase so I can look at it whenever I start to feel overheated. See you at the end of the week.

    Your DH (Bob)

  8. Glad you are home safe and sound! But I can see why you will miss these lovely times at the lake!

    xoxo Gert

  9. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Welcome back to good ole NC! Carla

  10. Mary, I'm so glad you had a great time with your friend! Lake Almanor is beautiful! Have you seen Burney Falls?

    Next time you're so close, let me know & maybe we can find a way to connect if you'd like!

    Gorgeous photos!


  11. Looks just about perfect; glad you and Jasmin had such a great time.

  12. Sigh! Wish I could have been there too! It looks so perfect for a summer day. I love anything on the water. Now I am wondering what volcano you flew around?

  13. Mary, How breathtaking your photographs are. When I look at them I automatically take a great big breath in and let it out. It is so relaxing and serene. How fortunate you are to be able to visit such a heavenly place. *hugs*

  14. Welcome back Mary!!

    Beautiful photos!!

  15. It all looked so beautiful - what a lovely place for a holiday!

  16. Mary, what a wonderful spot to spend a relaxing time visiting with your friend. The national park looks amazing. Glad you had the opportunity to explore this fascinating spot so we could see all you wonderful photos. ~ Sarah

  17. That looks so beautiful. Glad you have a good time. If you like to Canoe, you need my house you just go down my back yard and push it in..


  18. What a beautiful place to visit. I'd love to have my morning cup of tea on that deck!!
    Take Care,

  19. Fabulous dear! Always lovely meeting you! Wish you have a great holiday weekend! Love,


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