If you read my last post you know that my hubs and I went up to Burlington,Vermont to move our youngest into a new apartment this week. She had been in Ireland for a junior semester abroad and was home for the past two weeks. The house was filled with a new energy with her around. It was quite nice. Her comings and goings, her friends in and out. Life. Now that she is back in her college town, Ed and I are empty nesters once again.
It was hard leaving, not only our daughter, but Vermont, too. Going to Vermont even though most of the time that we were there we were moving furniture from storage to an apartment – is like going on vacation. The scenery from lake to mountains and many vistas everywhere you look is truly breathtaking when compared to our suburban existence. I imagine a house on the lake someday – there are many and I was in dream mode as we rode bikes along the wonderful 20 mile waterfront bike path.
I took a few photos after we ate dinner one night. It was very blustery and the lake level is higher than it has ever been because of the heavy snow melt and Spring rains. No boats can even moor at the docks along the Burlington waterfront as the water is still too high. It was sad to see the low lying homes that were flooded. Hopefully everyone will recover when the water recedes.
There used to be a beach behind where my daughter is standing. If you have never been to Lake Champlain it is a very large lake that sits between northern New York state and Vermont and all the way into Canada. These pictures are taken from the Vermont side looking towards Plattsburgh New York. The line of trees that look like they are in the middle of the water are in Vermont. Ferries run daily between the two states.
The docks are empty and it is June. No boats can dock as the water is still too high. The day I took these photos it was very choppy – you can see the floating docks were bouncing up and down.
A big wave-
crashing into the usually high and dry walkway.
I love the layers of nature you see everywhere you look – land, water, trees, mountains, clouds, and sky at dusk. It takes your breath away. My photos do not do it justice.
More of nature’s layers.
It was hard to leave, but now I am back and excited to get the paint rolling in the bathroom makeover I showed you a before photo of in my last post.
I hope your weekend turns out to be a good one. Enjoy!