Sunday, October 26, 2008

A SLOW SUNDAY AT THE LAKE ...

My son is like me, like his dad. He feels his time is precious and he always has a thousand projects ahead of him. He loves being with friends to act his age and goof like any 12-years old boy should. But he also loves his time in my (I mean our) studio or in his father's shop, drawing, inventing, fixing, building, hammering, glueing, creating. He loves chatting while working, I mean with real words, with us, not on the net. He wants to be an engineer or a designer or an inventor. He loves quite and happy time at home ... That is why he surprised me today by asking me if I felt like driving to Lake Champlain to go walk on the shores one last time before rough weather gets here. And, of course, you can always count me in when it comes to going somewhere driving mixed with watching nature!

So, at the end of the afternoon, we parked our car on a small dead-end road and walked up to a certain spot in the Baie Mississquoi that is now protected and dedicated to nature. It is a very important spot for soft shell turtles and snapping turtles to come and mate then lay their eggs. It is very quiet, unbuilt and quite beautiful. You can walk either on a little path along the beach or just follow the water for a few kilometers before spotting any house. Surprisingly, there are no garbage in this particular spot, only dead wood, clam shells and rocks of all kinds. The sun was low on the horizon, the sand and wavy like the desert after a wind storm. Their were traces of deers and raccoons imprinted so perfectly here and there. Seeing a group of deers coming to drink on the shores of such big lake must be quite a sight...
We stayed a few hours, scavenging the ground for old bones, fossils, shells and unusual minerals. Ulysse did some clam digging and I just sat there on a fallen tree trunk watching the beauty of such a wonderful day, peaceful, quiet, perfect...

On our way back, we stopped for a little while at another spot of the lake where our secret stash of sea, I mean, lake glass waits for us. We filled a big jar with bits and pieces of different sizes and colors.

We returned home before sunset so we could catch a view of this spectacular road leading to the Pinacle mountain where we live. What a day... What a beautiful October day...

2 comments:

glorv1 said...

Oh wow, that was a beautiful day and picture perfect. You are lucky to have a son like that. What a treasure and those sea rocks of beautiful color...the uses for them are great. Thx for sharing and have a great day.

sweetmango said...

Beautiful; the day, you, your son, your lifestyle!!!
Thank you for sharing :)
I have a 7 year old son who sounds very similar to Ulysse. I tell people he was walking one day in heaven and he tripped and fell out...but shhhh don't tell anyone, I'm not giving him back!!! :)
enjoy your long colourful days of autumn.
xxsm