Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Through Arbor/ Watery Wednesday

Sun going down over Lake Simcoe

The air this summer feels cold. The days have been lovely (to my way of thinking) but the nights have been chilly. Not cool enough to make ice cubes, mind you, but definitely jacket weather. Tonight, for example, the temperature is going down to 10°C (50°F).

My perennial gardens love it but I can't help feeling sorry for cottagers who dream of swimming in the lake. Br-r-r. Now my toes are thinking about the cold and want me to hunt for a second pair of socks. (Yep, my brain is in my feet. LOL)

Well, no matter how cool the weather it's still fun to watch the sun go down over the water ...so lets peek through this arbor.

   You can find more photos celebrating Watery Wednesday at http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com

38 comments:

VALKYRIEN said...

Gorgeous! So evocative!

And I love the closeups and macros you have on previous posts!

B SQUARED said...

Been cold here in Michigan, too. I'm not complaining mind you. Just too darn hot in Ft. Laud this summer.

Judy said...

I know what you mean about the cold. When I walked the dogs this morning, I really wished I had put on long sleeves!
But I also know what you mean about that gateway to such a lovely golden world!!
PS - Love that green bee in the previous post!!

Eamon said...

You want to try living in the UK - you are describing peak summer weather here! well, not exactly, as it has been unseasonably warm here the last several weeks. This week is a bit of a wash-out but it still doesn't require two pairs of socks.

p.s. some have been known to have their brains located in other extremities.

Jenn Jilks said...

I feel badly for our local business owners, who suffer! The tourists are on their own, in my mind! They need to learn to appreciate the water and earth without screaming around on boats at high speed! I have fun showing my granddaughter the tadpoles in the pond. The simple things in life!

The seasonal residents seem to understand. If we could only all do our part for the environment, but I fear these changes are now part of climate change. Last July was wet, and cold, too.

Small City Scenes said...

Typical western Wa. weather too. It rained the past two days but I think the gardens need it. We've had odd weather too. Wet Spring--Very warm June and July is just spotty. When I was in Eastern Wa. it was their usual HOT. Go figure. MB

PS. As usual--super shot. MB

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a beautiful scene
Our weather in Central Oregon has been very strange as well

Jacob said...

This is very well done, EG. I would certainly trade you some Florida weather if I could bottle it up and ship it to you. I'd love some 50 degree nights!

It's stifling here - the hottest in the five years we've lived in Ocala.

see you there! said...

The view is beautiful but I agree, the water would be way too cold for me.

Darla

kaye said...

what a lovely shot

PERBS said...

What a clever shot! I love it! I also agree with your words about the weather -- much colder at night ehre also but maybe that's good as we can sleep well then snuggled under our blankets. When its too hot, there's only so much you can do to keep cool!

I see I missed yesterday's post so will go and check it and leave a comment there too.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful photo, EG... I'm surprised that it is still so cool up there. Except for about 2 weeks of hot weather the first of June, we have had a mild summer here also ---SO FAR. BUT-usually August is our hottest month.

Hope you get some warmer weather soon.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

This is a lovely peek through the arbor. Our nights have been cool as well, but I'm not complaining it makes for some great sleeping.

Carletta said...

Lovely!
It may be chilly but this evokes a warm summer evening. :)

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

mick said...

Beautiful! I like the way you have framed the view of the lake.

Bim said...

Beautiful - I hope you'll get warmer weather, though.

Sanna said...

Nice photo. I like the light!

Craver Vii said...

Mmmmm... 50 degrees (f) is good sleeping weather. What a view! Sweet dreams.

ewok1993 said...

It's summer weather here in the bay; even san fran is getting up the mid 80s.

I love the little peek of rays from the setting sun.

Dagrun said...

Just beautiful! I love the phraming og the water.

Marju said...

A really beautiful image!

Maggie May said...

I love that photo.
Our weather is similar & it is supposed to be high summer.

Rose said...

Lovely view, EG!

I like the cool weather for sleeping, don't you?

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Kris said...

I do like a nice peek at the sun through the trees.

judi said...

Got my sweater on and hot coffee in a mug, yep, set to watch the sun go down.

Tricia said...

50 degrees? WoW! It's been mild here the last couple weeks, but the 2 weeks before that, it was HOT HOT HOT!
Very pretty WW scene, BTW! Very pretty, indeed!

Guy D said...

Excellent photo as always, you never disappoint.

Have a great day
Guy
Regina In Pictures

thecozyretreat said...

Gorgeous shot!

Our weather in NC has been odd as well. Mostly rain and humidity that would do Florida proud. Ugh...

Carver said...

Beautiful photograph. It's funny how I was posting a winter shot (actually it was when we had snow on March 1 so it was almost spring) because I am so tired of the heat and you are tired of the cool. Your weather sounds like what my sister has had in Nantucket, MA the past week or so, and we've discussed how we wish she could send me some of the cool. 50 at night sounds like heaven to me but I understand for people wanting to swim in the lake, that's cool.

srp said...

I always seem to be about 18 hours behind in everything... Mr. Linky is on the blink again so I came to visit the long way. Loved your sepia scene by the way. This arbor looks so inviting... as I get older, the peace and calm of a place is more important than the activity... although a good book and a hot cup of tea would feel right at home here.

My Watery Wednesday is HERE.

Ladynred said...

What a stunning photo!

Dirk said...

Very nice, with the sun behind the tree

Martha in PA said...

All of the adjectives to describe this photo seem to have been used, so I have nothing original!

What a stunningly, beautiful, gorgeous photo! Well done!

http://makproject365.blogspot.com/2009/07/watery-wednesday-ice.html

Karen said...

Love it !!! I agree with Valkyrien...it is evocative !

Magnificient capture!

Creative Mish said...

What a beautiful sunset! I love the arbor

Denise said...

Gorgeous! What a glorious time of the day you captured this shot.

mimi said...

what a lovely view of a beautiful sunrise and this clear lake.

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