Thursday, July 9, 2009

Emerald Lake

On Saturday, I did something decidedly Un-Leslie. I took a day off. Some relaxin'. Well, sort-of. I went to one of my special places, Emerald Lake. The cool thing about Emerald Lake is you don't even have to work hard. You drive there, get out of your car and there it is. The most beautiful lake you've ever laid eyes on.
Photos don't quite do her justice, at least mine don't. But trust me. Emerald Lake is Magic. Unforgettable. Soothing. I remember driving there to enjoy the flat 5.5km shoreline walk, post-knee surgery. Flat walks are hard to find in these parts and Emerald Lake was exactly what I needed. I took Norman, who was then an aging senior citizen of a dog and together, we hobbled along the shoreline. It was bliss. Norman was happy. I was happy. We were happy and life was good! It always has the same therapeutic effect on me. Bliss.
I enjoyed a short-but-sweet walk/run and I went flower hunting. I was looking the elusive Cypripedium calceolus. And I found her!
Yellow Lady Slipper

Alberta Rose (s)

Round-Leaved Orchid

Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush, Small-Flowered Everlasting(Pussy-Toes) and Potentilla


Danni said...

Leslie = Alberta Rose!

CoyoteGirl said...

Just gorgeous Leslie!

I've been taking a rest too since getting the new pupppy. It feels good, and I'm enjoying some of those less strenuous places that I like.

Stuart said...

Lovely, I walked around there during a visit 4-5 years ago, fond memories

Deanna Stoppler said...

Nice to see you chilling and thinking of the good old boy.

kristen said...

I love Emerald Lake.

Leslie said...

I love Emerald Lake, too!

Bryon Powell said...

I agree - Emerald Lake is a special place. Will I be seeing her at all in the coming weeks?