Thursday, September 24, 2009

On a lighter note...



The weather is absolutely beautiful here in the mountains. The temperatures are in the high 70's and we have had perfectly clear blue skies. It's Street Vibrations in Reno so the area is full of the sound of gravelly pipes. My husband is off, as we speak, to check out the Harley dealership (a meeting spot) to ogle bikes and talk motorcycles. My brother is on his way, and my cousins are joining the pack. Friends are coming to spend the night Saturday and I am busy planning menus. Life is good.



Lucy on the other hand is enjoying some "end of summer" swims:



She comes out clean and refreshed:



No baths during the summer. The lake takes care of that:



How is your weekend looking?

28 comments:

Lydia said...

You are making me SO homesick! I am determined to swim in Tahoe next summer. My cousins inherited the cabin at Tahoma after the deaths of my aunt and I'm not sure how they are dealing with schedules, etc. They live in CA and I'm sure use it frequently, and also rent it out to friends. But I'm going to write them and ask to be placed on the rental schedule for next year.

Lucy is one lucky dog. Bonbon would go crazy there!

Weekend weather here expected to be great. I've had lots of energy for yardwork, and my husband is going to the OSU football game with his dad this weekend so I have time to myself.

Rain said...

Hi Nancy! I wish my boys loved the water like Lucy does! She is so adorable in the water, I love seeing happy doggies!!! Enjoy your weekend! I discovered yet another scarecrow contest going on at an apple orchard about half an hour away, so I'll be doing that on Sunday! Picking apples too, I can't wait! :)

GYPSYWOMAN said...

you are so right - life sounds very very good at your house! good for you! beautiful photos - thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Lydia - Okay, now I'm homesick for Oregon! :-) You will have to let me know if you get here next summer - we can have lunch!

Rain - Can't wait to see your next scarecrow!

Gypsy - Hope you have a great weekend.

lakeviewer said...

What a lucky dog. Is the water warm enough to swim?

Joanne said...

We're expecting weather much like yours, crisp air, blue skies, but about 10 degrees cooler here on the east coast. The meteorologist said tomorrow should one of the year's 10 best. The weekend here for me? Definitely a country harvest fair!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Gotta love this time of year! That water looks so refreshing!

DJan said...

Here in the PNW the weather is supposed to be as gorgeous as it was all day today. I spent the day in the mountains, my usual Thursday activity, and posted pictures on my blog. Lake Tahoe is incredibly beautiful too, and it looks to be a very nice weekend across much of the country.

Nancy said...

lakeviewer - It's cold. You and I would certainly notice it, but Lucy doesn't seem to mind.

Joanne - Wow - a Country Harvest Fair? Love it.

Kathy - I'll bet it's nice in your neck of the woods.

DJ - We need to enjoy it while we can!

Hilary said...

Beautiful photos, Nancy. That dog looks pretty pleased with herself. Our weather has been lovely so far. I'm hanging onto the last of summer sunshine.

Kay said...

oh we have the wonderfully perfect fall weather as well...too bad the views aren't as spendid here as they are there! :)

Melissa said...

beautiful photos, beautiful scenery.

I miss the real Fall weather, FL doesn't have much of that. We are experiencing lots of sun showers and rainbows.

Have fun.

My weekend? I will be doing a photo shoot for a wedding and training for Fall running.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Oh, my. The water is so clear. Beautiful. We don't have that at our lake.

And I think your husband and mine could get along fine. Harley United.

Delwyn said...

Hi Nancy

I hope that you have a happy family time in this beautiful autumn weather...

Happy days

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Oh man, you're killin me!

Nancy said...

Your weekend looks and sounds so awesome! My weekend will be low key, my youngest daughter has a volleyball game on Saturday but thats all thats planned. Maybe I will just laze around and read a book.

Sarah Lulu said...

The lake does look so very beautiful.

And all those bikes sounds like so much fun.

I'm heading off to visit my granddaughter in the morning, I can't wait!

Valerie said...

Seeing Lucy in the water reminded me of my old labradors, we couldn't keep them out of water, especially on hot days. It sure looks good in your part of the world.

Deborah said...

What a beautiful part of the world you live in! Here in the south of France it's still very warm and people are still swimming in the sea, but for me that's it for the summer. What a nice life for a Lab....

The Good Cook said...

A swimming dog. Perfect weather. Weekend guests. Sounds like life is good out your way!

I am having dinner tonight with a couple just in (today) from Scotland. Celebrating her 50th! So I too am busy planning menus.

Have a great weekend!

Whitney Lee said...

It's finally raining here which is fantastic since I feel like being a slug. I'm hoping the rain will usher in the fall temperatures. It's rather sad to watch the leaves change colors while I sweat through my tank top. Actually, the way things have been here, I'd love to take a swim with Lucy. It'd be refreshing.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Keep posting gorgeous photos like these and every relative and friend you haven't seen or years will be dropping by for protracted visits!

Brian Miller said...

your pics are beautiful. i will unfortunately be working most of the weekend. will get to enjoy sunday with the family though. always look forward to that!

Marguerite said...

Sounds like a fun weekend, Nancy! Your photos are gorgeous and nice Harley! Good luck with your menus. I'll be cooking, too, and dancing and going to the festival. :)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

It is indeed good!!! And look at the joy so apparent in Lucy!!! What wonderful photographs! You lift our spirits, Nancy! ~Janine XO

Lori ann said...

Gosh! I've missed so many of your posts! the yummy potatoes, the hike!, bridezilla :( the book review, It's always so much fun to catch up. I really hope your brother has no problems re custody, what a nightmare.

Lucy looks so happy, your weather looks the same as ours, I went to the beach yesterday, the first time this summer! I am feeling a bit better!
Have fun with your friends ♥

linda said...

oh, the lake looks so beautiful,the air so clear...I have not been up there in some time and forget how beautiful the mountains are, especially this time of year....sounds like you are having a wonderful weekend! enjoy!

Phoebe Miriah Kirby said...

This weekend in San Antonio, it was 91 degrees... :(

I'm looking forward to the end of summer. Lucy sure knows how to celebrate!