Natural beauty

A small group of pelicans swimming on a lake

Well, guys, this is the last of my cabin-related photo posts. You’ll be getting something a little different next week.

To be honest, while I like these three pictures, they’re my least favourite of the batch. I think that’s why I saved them for today–a part of me was putting them off.

That said, I do like looking at the pelicans swimming on the lake, and I think I did alright in photographing them. It was one of those moments when I was really glad I had a lens that could capture views from so far away. I don’t use that one much, but it really comes in handy now and then.

As for the flower photo, well, it’s not as great as some of my others, but it was one of the only I got on our weekend away. There weren’t a whole lot of flowers (or other plants I felt would make great pictures) growing near our little cabin–mostly just trees and bushes.

Regardless, I am decently happy with these. Hopefully you enjoy looking at the pelicans as much as I do.

A close-up of a light-purple flower

A line of birds swimming on a lake

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Fishing for luck

A man fishing off of a dock in the late afternoon

To be honest, I don’t fish. I did a bit when I was younger–just off of the dock occasionally when my family would go camping. I didn’t even have my own rod or anything; I would just borrow someone else’s, usually my dad’s.

My brother, on the other hand, loves fishing. He and my sister-in-law took their gear out to the cabin with them when we went a couple of weeks ago, and he spent plenty of time down on the dock, fishing off of the edge. He would have been out on a boat, if we’d had one with us.

While I may not have fished with him, I did take the opportunity to snap a couple of pictures. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

A fishing rod on the edge of a dock

A Canadian fishing lure alongside others

Off the dock

A dock and lake set against an evening sky

Are you ready for some lake pictures? Because, to be honest, that’s what you’re going to be getting for the next few weeks. That’s what happens after I spend a few days away in a rather picturesque location.

I’m going to at least try to theme these picture posts for you. This week, for example, features the dock that was out behind the cabin we rented. They’re a bit similar in nature, true, but hopefully they’re different enough that you enjoy them anyway.

Oh, and I should probably mention where these were taken, huh? This was out at Wakaw, Saskatchewan. It was a small lake, but a beautiful location all the same. If you ever get the chance to visit, I’d definitely recommend it.

In the meantime, I hope you take a few minutes to enjoy the view I’m able to bring you with my pictures.

A dock on a peaceful lake

A dock on a lake at sunset
A dock on a peaceful lake at twilight

 

Bunny in a basket

A rabbit sitting cozily in a basket with a blanket

My family spent last weekend out at the lake, and, to make things a little easier on everyone back home (maybe not so much on us), we took Cookie along with us.

I’m surprised at how well she did, to be honest. She was a little stressed on the car ride up, but I can’t blame her for that. It was three and a half hours in her carrier, and she’s not used to that. She relaxed pretty quickly once we got to the cabin, though, and made herself a cozy little bed inside her basket.

She spent a good chunk of the weekend in that basket. And she looked so adorable in it, that I couldn’t help snapping a couple of pictures. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

A cozy, but alert, rabbit sitting in a basket with a blanket

Red and White

The centre of a red and white petunia

I posted about my new flowers a couple of weeks ago,  but I didn’t share all of them with you. In addition to my little purple-veined petunias, I also planted a few red and white ones.

The thing is, though, I’ve been having some trouble getting pictures that I like of them. This is the best I’ve managed so far, and I’m still not entirely happy with it. Happy enough to share it, I suppose, but not quite what I was wanting when I took the picture.

I won’t be giving up, though. The flowers are still alive, which means I can keep taking pictures of them. Maybe soon I’ll have some that I love.