Lazy Lakeside Days

August 21, 2017


One day and an atrocious sunburn later I am back with my little (or maybe *squints*...not so little) photo dump. I have some cool stuff planned out for the remainder of August and so nice things will be coming your way soon!  I do not have the luxury of a camera so I am teaching myself to bring photography to it's highest iphone 5 camera state. No filters unless mentioned. *smiles*
 Now let me sweep you away to ze beautiful laziness of lakeside days, will you?Image result for bow gifs

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After a long car ride with the squabbling children this view is a soothing relief. You find many people fishing around here and boating. One neat boat had a slide off it but unfortunately I couldn't catch that!


Isn't the weathered wood...relaxing?


And the big picture, not so grand. Perspective is like magic!

The yellow sunlight streaming through the leaves is so gorgeous. There was a gentle breeze blowing that overpowered the humidity, it was really pleasant.




Little sister reading the guide to local fish.


Then the beach, I caught a photo before it became crowded and before we swam.


Ack so much delicious gourmet food! There were at least five kinds of bread, homegrown veggies, shish kebobs, farmer's market cheese, yummy drinks and so much more...it was picnic at its best.

Colorful tomatoes and sparkly water :)))

 Oh my word, dessert was incredible. Sadly I didn't get a pic of everything but this oh-so-most chocolate cake.  Brown sugar cookies, and watermelon and oranges and sponge cake roll with strawberry jam...boy I have the best clan ever.


(filter) Getting ready to head out and swim.

 (filter) My attempt at being aesthetic...and look it's a trashcan. *frowns and shakes finger* No photo bombing sir.


(filter) Also me trying to be aesthetic and trying to banish the diving rules sign with my eyes xP


This was priceless! Me and my sister with her friend kept hearing the ice cream truck song and looking around and finally we found it was actually...an ice cream boat. How charming! :))

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Well anyway thus ends my photo dump! Let's talk below and tell me if you are viewing the solar eclipse today!!! (Btw if you have eclipse glasses be sure to check if you can see daylight, if you can then they are fake and will hurt you...so don't use those! Please please be careful peeps, you can go blind by unsafe viewing! )

 They saw the works of the Lord,
    his wonderful deeds in the deep.

(Psalm 107:24)

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29 comments

  1. FIRST!!!
    That's right, people. Even on a sick day, I make it to first.
    These pictures are amazing, Anna. And I totally get what you're saying about the sunburn. I'm recovering from one myself.

    Such beautiful scenery and honestly, you can't really tell the pictures were taken with a phone. Awesome job! <3 <3 <3

    ~Ivie
    iviewrites.blogspot.com

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    1. YAY it's Ivie XD
      And I hope you get better soon Ivie along with the sunburn!
      Thank you! <333 I'm flattered xD

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    2. Lol.
      Yeah, allergies have been terrible lately. My whole family has been suffering past few days and it finally struck me harder. Sunburn is getting better, too. Just a bit itchy. I have to remind myself to use sunscreen when doing yard work, lol.

      But seriously, this post was great and the pictures were amazing.

      ~Ivie
      iviewrites.blogspot.com

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    3. Yuck, allergies are a pain! Yes! Yardwork is piling up here too and working in the sun can be unbearable, use some green tea bags, coconut oil and aloe vera. All really help :)

      And thank you so much Ivie <333

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    4. Oh, thank you. I'll have to look into that. I think we have some coconut oil in the pantry, actually. Today seems to be doing better, thank goodness. :D
      Just the allergies are a pain in the neck. Hopefully some tea and honey will fix it. Honey is supposed to help with resistance to allergies when locally cultivated. *crosses fingers*

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    5. That's right! We keep bees so that's pretty handy :)) I hate allergies, I get them really bad when they're around! I sure hope you get better Ivie!

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    6. Thank you. I'll be fine soon enough. In Texas, there's always some type of allergy.
      You keep bees? That's cool. Not that its the same, but we had a neighbor who used to have a bee infestation and they were honey bees. Honey was dripping off his house at one point. It was kind of cool to watch.

      Totally unrelated, but do you have a Goodreads account? I just started one and wanted to know if you were on there. I did join the Rebellious Writing group, though. :D

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    7. Oh my, that sounds incredible! How curious, bees are very interesting to work with :)) even though i'm a bit squeamish with them to the dismay of my dad. lol.

      And yes! I do! And I was going to ask you the same question haha...just look up Anna CS...and if you can't find me then I'll link you ^.^

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    8. I added you as a friend. :D
      Bees make me nervous, too. And wasps.
      Our neighbor finally got rid of them, but the swarm made us nervous because there were a lot, probably hundreds, of bees. It took them a while to get it taken care of. They were even finding dead bees in their house.

      ~Ivie
      iviewrites.blogspot.com

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    9. I accepted your request :)) How are you liking goodreads?

      yiiiiikes! That sounds veeerryy creepy.

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  2. Lovely photos, Anna!:)
    It looks like you had a fun day at the lake.

    -Quinley

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  3. Photo dump posts have always been one of my favorite things :D *starts humming Mary Poppins* You did a great job capturing all these pictures!

    Sounds you had a fabulous time at the lake, friend! <3 Rub aloe vera gel on that sunburn - it helps ;)

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    1. They are fun! :D Thank you Lila! <333

      I did last night and I definitely will continue! Thank you for your sweet words ^.^ <3

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  4. These pictures are gorgeous! I'm glad y'all had fun!!!

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  5. That food looks SO GOOD. I love the view of the lakeside-- it's GORGOEUS!!!

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

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    1. IT WAS AMAZING. And it was so much fun to be there :))) Really relaxing for sure...

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  6. Beautiful photos! And those baguettes...my mouth is watering. XD I wish I could see the eclipse! But sadly it was night here, so that didn't work too well. I'm glad you had lots of fun!!! :)

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    1. I didn't even watch it. The news kept going on and on about it and Texas wasn't even getting a total eclipse. You might be able to find a time lapse online, though. Lots of people do that. That's what I'm going to do. If you'd like, when I find a good one, I can link it to you.
      <3

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    2. Baguettes are the best! XD Thank you Melissa and I'm sorry you couldn't see the eclipse...I couldn't see it too well either because it was cloudy but wow what I did see was super cool!

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  7. AHHH ALL THE PICS. *flails over them all* I loooove them. So pretty! It looks like you had a great time!! :D

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    1. THANK YOU JANE *flails along for no apparent reason* I did and I'm so glad you liked the pics xD <33

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  8. Sounds like you had an awesome day! Wow, you have great photos and you are taking them on your phone!? I have a camera and my pictures are terrible.

    An ice cream boat!!!!??? What!!??? Wow!!! How cool!!!

    Eclipse viewing was awesome, and yes we were super safe. At least I think we were, I mean we can all still see...

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    1. Thank you Clare! Well to be honest it has to do alot with lighting and for example I have one old camera and it takes AWFUL pictures, much much worse than the phone lol. So don't worry about it!

      IKR, it was so cool! I was laughing about it for so long haha. It was hilarious to be spinning around and looking for the source of the music and BAM there it is in the water.

      XD That's the way I feel about it...a miracle though, for six off the wall kids and three eclipse glasses we did pretty well!

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  9. Beautiful pictures! Loved them. XD Sounds like you had fun.
    YES I SAW THE ECLIPSE!!! At my house we had 99.5 totality and it was AWESOME!!! XD XD XD
    I want a ice-cream boat! ;-D

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    1. Thank you!!! :))
      OMG Lucky you! I only had about eighty something and it was cloudy! But I'm glad you got a good view!

      And YES ICE CREAM BOATS, come over then! XD

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  10. *sobs* I wanted to see the eclipse but where I was it was cloudy AND rainy so we saw nothing. It was a bit disappointing. :P

    And that bread in the one picture, though... it looks amazing. O.O

    katie grace
    a writer's faith

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    1. THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED HERE! Except it started raining right after the eclipse was over which was pretty funny. I mean I was so excited, it was not cloudy at all in the morning and then of course... ahem. :P

      IT WAS AMAZING :)

      Thanks for reading and commenting Katie ^.^

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