the lake.

7.10.2011

The five days spent at the lake were bliss.


I love the carefree aura that each day at the lake brings. The juxtaposition of fun and serene times is just my cup of tea.



{Meadow's car}

Boat rides at sunset, looking for black bears with my Grampy, swooning over antique books in my favourite shoppe, and writing letters on the beach, are just a few things that had me smiling ear to ear. 



It was so nice to spend time with family members I hadn't seen in years. Hugs were always being given, and laughter was constantly shared.



After moving our departure time ahead two... or three or four times, we eventually had to say goodbye to the lake and our family. 


A stop at the flea market, along with some iced green tea, was the perfect way to end our trip. 


 



A wonderful time was had by all, but we're quite happy to be home again. I'd love to know - what's your absolute favourite place to visit in the Summer? 

xo,

Abbey

36 comments:

  1. these photos are so lovely, abbey -- they, along with your beautiful words, have me itching to pack up for the lack. and loving the colorful garland and strawberries in the last photo; so gorgeous.

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  2. ahem, that should be lake, not lack ;)

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  3. AHHHHHHHHH! Your pictures are lovely. All of them. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

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  4. gorgeous photos! love love love the first one! sounds like you had a blast :) my favourite place to be in the summer is probably in my hometown at the beach :D

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  5. beautiful! i honestly love every single one of these pictures. you're so talented! :) i'm glad you had a good time.

    my favorite place to visit in summer? hmm...that's tough. i love my grandparents' cabin in the mountains, although we sadly aren't going there this year. also, wherever my cousins are is bound to be a good time. ;)

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  6. All of these are so summery and wonderful!
    My favorite place to visit in the summer is also a lake a few hours away from my house, mostly because we get to stay with some dear family friends.

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  7. You are such a good photographer- these are all so, so pretty!! I'm glad you had a fun vacation! :)

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  8. Such pretty photos darling! When I was younger, I used to live on the beach in Michigan. I've recently had a really strong urge to go back for a visit. I'm trying to convince my parents... It might be working.

    -Megan

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  9. Oh I love love love all of these photos. Exactly the kind I aspire to take :)

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  10. Yeah this would have to be my favourite post ever :p

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  11. Wow. I'm in awe. Enough said :))
    -Jocee <3

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  12. I really enjoyed reading this post and looking at all the pretty pictures you took. I love the first photo so much!! :)

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  13. beautiful photos! I just came back from the lake too {lake of the Ozarks to be exact} and now you've made me want to go back! :)

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  14. You probably hear this all the time, but your hair is so freaking beautiful.

    I am in love with all of your photos. Especially the sunset and the ones at the flea market.

    Also, what kind of camera do you use?

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  15. Oh, I want to visit the lake. Such beautiful photos.
    My favourite place to visit has to be Southwold, a little seaside town. It's beautiful there.

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  16. I realize you've heard this many times by now, but...lovely photos :)

    Anywhere near water = summer bliss. I'm so so anxious for the weekend to arrive. A getaway to the shore awaits!!

    I'm also especially smitten with the homemade jellies photo. Just made peach jam for the first time today. Pure summer in a jar.

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  17. Wow, you're one amazing photographer! I found your blog from the guest post you did about the scrapbooking whiteboard, which was awesome, by the way -- and I love it!

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  18. What a lovely blog you have! These photos are great, nice editing too! I liked the one with the worn-out, frayed Tibetan prayer flags especially. There was hope and loss rolled in one in that photo.

    In any case, thanks for sharing and I'll be following your blog :)

    Blessings,
    This Good Life

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  19. Northland Bible Camp.

    Which is the best summer camp EVER!

    It's probably the highlight of all my summers. :)

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  20. these photos are so nice...I love your style! I kinda want to find a nice lake to spend some time at now. :) The Great Lakes are my favorite summer haunt. I can't stay there long enough. :)

    lovely blog...I'm certainly following!

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  21. I love the style of your pics... All very dreamy.

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  22. The photos and words are absolutely gorgeous! I'm glad that I have followed this blog so I can keep up with you outside of Flickr! :)

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  23. awesome, adorable post!
    Laura.
    www.luluanddumps.blogspot.com

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  24. Hey Abbey,
    Lovely photos. Sounds like a good time.

    My favorite place in the summer.. I'd have to say, anyplace my closest friends are. Lots of laughs and good memories forever.

    -Grace

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  25. Looks like a lovely time!! You take seriously beautiful pictures girl! :)

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  26. Coming to you from Carlotta's blog and your guest post. :) Fabulous photos...I can't believe how beautiful that sunset is. I will be back to look more...

    ~~Your newest follower

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  27. Abbey,
    I'm itching to know what camera and lenses you use! Would you mind replying to me through a comment in this post, please? I know... It's not just your camera that makes your pictures beautiful -- it's you!
    Gorgeous post.
    --Cassia

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous pictures, Abbey! Glad I found your blog :) My favorite place to visit in the summer would have to be at Cape May, New Jersey. It's lovely here!

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  29. I've read the Glass Castle, it's a great book. :D You are obviously a hugely talented photographer!

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  30. Hi Abbey! Thank you so much for your lovely comment!
    You blog is wonderful and your photos are stunning! I can't wait to see more of them. :)

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  31. hello abbey!

    thanks so much for your sweet words a few weeks ago... what a blessing to know you are praying for us. thank you.

    love,
    carissa

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  32. Beautiful!
    This summer I have been loving visiting/rehearsing at the theater were I'm in a show... I love all the people and I love being in a theater, it's like a escape from everyday. I love it! :)
    What kind of camera do you use and what lenses do you have? I love learning what people use to take amazing pictures!

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  33. Amazing photos Abbey! The one with the apples is my favourite, so beautifu! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  34. Amazing photos Abbey! The one with the apples is my favourite, so beautifu! Hope you have a great weekend!

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