friends at mallard lake

thanks to lou and viv for an afternoon picnic at mallard lake. the weather was gorgeous, pleasant and comfortable with light wind and occasional breeze. my guys flew kite and later tj gathered sticks and berries. go figure why sticks! after we had our fill, we went for a walk, took photographs and enjoyed the sunset.

i’ve been writing about this haven for years. it is our refuge. a favorite place to relax, unwind and recharge away from the madness. mallard continues to be an inspiration. i am never without a camera for the lives therein are my constant subjects. i’m glad that our friends had fun during their first visit and i hope they come again and enjoy the many benefits we continue to reap.

here’s my very first blog about mallard lake.

hidden from the noise of a busy street behind rows of suburban houses is a meandering path of gravel and dirt. there, a tranquil, unsullied world lies ahead. coarse grasses and wildflowers sprawl the land dotted with trees. a world of unruffled calmness disturbed only by crickets or frogs croaking or birds singing from berry bushes.

the lake, calm and deep, boasts bass and bluegills though crappies are now gone. from the fishing pier, a solitary man drops his bait causing the silvery water to ripple silent.

jun and i sit on a bench nearby enjoying the late summer breeze while the sun softly paints this sanctuary a tint of orange until its rays slowly and gently dissipate into the darkness.

viv and lou by the pier

viv and lou by the pier


tj tugging the line

tj tugging the line

lolo and tj

lolo and tj


the photographer

the photographer


moi, lou, viv

moi, lou, viv

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8 Responses to friends at mallard lake

  1. bebs1 says:

    Thank you very much for sharing. I really love Mallard Lake. I wish there is one nearby.

  2. bebs1 says:

    Reblogged this on Taking a Deep Breath and commented:
    Here is a blog by Simply Beautiful from our visit at Mallard Lake.

  3. Your photos are refreshing.. visiting by way of Lou’s blog… Love that tilted pic of TJ!

  4. lolaWi says:

    hi dinna, so good to see you here and thanks for stopping by! our little tyke is quite new to flying a kite and it’s so funny how he tugs the line.

  5. Vivien says:

    it was fun and mallard lake is simply a relaxing, communing with nature place. perfect to unwind after a busy day. let’s go back in the fall, when the verdant green of summer is replaced with multi-colored leaves….

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