North Country Rejuvenation

 

morning on the dock.jpgThis morning is my last at the lake for this trip. The Adirondacks have received more than their fair share of rain over the last month or so and we’ve experienced some of that weather during our two weeks up here. On the mornings that have allowed it, I pour my coffee and walk down to the dock to take in the quietest part of the day. The gentle lapping of the water against the rocky shore and the ruffling of the leaves in the breeze accompany the slight rocking of the dock.

On the rainy days, I’ve scribbled out some stories and curled on the couch to read books. But most days, the weather allowed me to paddle out on my beloved red kayak. One day I saw a gaggle of geese. I wondered at the chicks’ innate ability to line up neatly between two adults.

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When I walked my dog, I noted again the rock cairns that someone has created. They hold a mysterious benevolence to me.

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One sunny day, when my arms were tired from so much paddling, I hopped on a mountain bike to explore a park that we’ve driven past many times. What I found enchanted me. Narrow, but well-groomed trails barely held off the lush greens of ferns, firs and birch. Wooden bridges crossed bubbling streams packed with moss-covered rocks. When I learned that the park was conceived and built specifically to accommodate wheelchairs, I loved it even more.

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On July 4, we walked to the town beach to enjoy sausages grilled by the Fire Department and live music. When evening began to fall, we returned to our dock for the fireworks.

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Though this morning broke gray, the clouds are moving fast and the sun is peeking through. I hope for one more paddle before we begin to pack up for our return home. If not, I can take the peace of this place with me, knowing that I will return.

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2 responses to “North Country Rejuvenation

  1. Ahhhhh!! I felt peaceful just reading this post and enjoying the photos, Laura. I can see why you love it there.

    The fact that the Fire Department grills sausages makes me chuckle. 🙂 Sounds like a great place to be!

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