Fall here at the lake has been very rainy, windy, and cold.
I am so grateful that Summer was filled with sunshine and warm temperatures.
The leaves have been falling, with the help of the wind, at a steady pace.
Each passing day brings us closer to the season of Winter.
The water levels have gone down dramatically this year, so all the rain we are getting will, hopefully, help with that issue.
We live on one of the canals that go out to the lake. It is quieter, for the most part, than being right on the lake. Except on the days that are too windy to be out on the water....we get a lot of boat traffic in the canals with people that want to enjoy their boats, and the sunshine.
We have our own beach for the kids. Most homes have a full seawall across their property. I think we are one of two homes that have a beach in our subdivision.
We love it!
Having the boat right out our door is wonderful!!
We have two docks built into the seawall, as well.
It's a perfect spot for outdoor living.
We really LOVE Summer here.
After all of the boats are stored for the winter, the canal looks pretty empty.
There are a lot of colorful trees to enjoy in the early months of Fall.
Plus, the changes in the gardens add interest to the landscape.
What few flowers are left are drenched with the rain.
I will miss the pretty colors of the flowers over the long Winter months.
But with each season, there is always hope.
There is beauty all around with each change.
The excitement of the Fall colors. That first snowfall brings delight, because we know the holidays are approaching.
Every Spring brings new life into the gardens.
Summer is filled with laughter, and people enjoying the outdoors.
Even the long season of Winter has activities to enjoy.
Hopefully, I will have days to get out and snowshoe.
I actually love a good old Michigan blizzard! Being snowed in with the house all decorated for the holidays. Baking cookies, and making soup. Sipping on a latte as I read my Bible, and pray.
Life is filled with so much hope.....most importantly.....the hope of spending eternity with the Creator of all things.
Look for the smallest blessing in each day, of every season.
God is good!!!
All the time!!