The sky was blue, and the air was warm, and the water looked so calm. It was the perfect day for paddling.
We made our way through the lily pads, along reeds and grasses
and then out into the deep water
soaking in the golden sparkle.
We paddled for a long time, venturing to areas we had never been
We reached a spot so warm with sun and calm that the urge to dive into that blue green water was irresistible to me.
So we found an old stump, and hooked our boats up to anchor us for a while.
We talked about how fun it would be to someday have a boat that we could camp in, out in the middle of the lake.
The chill of the cold September nights can be felt in the water these days. It was shockingly cold, but so refreshing!
After warming up in the late afternoon sun, and taking in our peaceful surroundings for a little while longer, we started the journey back.
It was the kind of day that can be felt all the way into your bones, that touches all the senses and fills you up with appreciation for the simplest things in life.