Outdoor Wednesday

Apple Picking

Every Wednesday Susan from A Southern Daydreamer hosts Outdoor Wednesday. An opportunity to visit the outdoors in other parts of the globe without making reservations.

DSC03266Our nearest lake is just a walk down the hill from our home. DSC03199

DSC03266Time to hang up the row boats...


DSC03266Warm Autumn days are ending.


DSC03266I love photographing the lake,


DSC03266It's hard to believe that soon they will be ice fishing here,


DSC03266and the sound of snow mobiles will be heard, and ice skaters will be skating.


Today it was pretty warm, hundreds of lady bugs hatched and were flying everywhere.


DSC03266But just on Sunday we had a bit of snow already.


The snowflakes were so large, some of them almost looked like they were in the shape of a heart floating down.


DSC03266The song for this post is The Great Pumpkin Waltz.

The Great Pumpkin
Donna said...

Beautiful photos! I love fall. I can't believe you have had snow already! We rarely see it here in the south :(

Regina said...

Absolutely gorgeous outdoor! I enjoyed the delightful scenes. thank you for sharing.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

How beautiful! I grew up on a lake in Michigan and I remember how quickly it goes from autumn beauty to frozen winter.

My sister is visiting from Florida and we went apple picking today. The higher elevations had snow on Sunday, but we just had frost.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Karen

It looks so beautiful and serene there on your lake. I love the pretty colored upside down canoes!

We ares till waiting for autumn's colors to arrive here in NYC...it's late this year!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Jeanne Selep said...

Oh no, I am NOT ready for snow yet. Glad it was you and not me.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hey Girl!!

Fantastic shots -- the reflection on the lake was awesome.

but i have to admit i love the photo you captured of the snow... Its too early to be thinking of shoveling ...but the beauty factor is undeniable.

Thanks sooo much for stopping by my Black and White post today LOL cemeteries are kinda fun.

TTFN ~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Really Rainey said...

Great post... I enjoyed the music too... Thanks...
Have a great rest of the week!
~Really Rainey~

LiLi M. said...

Going to your area sometime in autumn is certainly on my bucket list! Gorgeous photos, the colors just keep amazing.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Karen, I just can't believe you had snow! Amazing. And I love all of your lake shots. So beautiful.


Sheila :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ah, again, wonderful photos capturing my fondest memories of living in New England...my first snow, my first time ice skating on a real pond and more. Thank you sweet lady!!! Anita

. said...

Such beautiful pictures!

Hootin' Anni said...

Snow?!!! That's exactly why we retired to the Deep South Texas...no snow. LOL

Beautiful, gorgeous Autumn photos.

Mine today is the Annual Jazz Festival in town. Come by if you can. CLICK HERE

Have a glorious Wednesday.

Gabriela said...

Hello Karen,

Love the colours of the Fall and your photos are wonderful.

~ Gabriela ~

Snap said...

I can see why you love photographing the lake ... stunning!

SmilingSally said...

I love looking at a lake, especially when it's mirror-like. Thanks for sharing, Karen.

Mary said...

Your photos are wonderful. The lake looks so tranquil with fall color surrounding it. I especially loved the shot of the early snowfall. Have a great week and enjoy Outdoor Wednesday.

Riet said...

Such beautiful outdoor photo's . What a beautiful lake with the colourfull trees around it.
Have a nice day

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

You are an amazing photographer!!
What gorgeous photos!! The scenery ain't bad either!

Have a wonderful day and happy OW!!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Your photos are beautifully artistic!!! Thanks for sharing!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Karen,

What beautiful photos! I can see why you love photographing the lake - it is beautiful!

Thank you for sharing the beauty with us.

~ Tracy

Lynda said...

Your lake photos are gorgeous Karen! We had lots of ladybugs yesterday too ... they were everywhere!! I can't believe you've had snow already ... thankfully we haven't had a flake ... YET. :)


Joyce said...

I enjoyed looking at your colorful photos today. I think Mother Nature is going a bit nutty with snow already. Oh how I wish we could all keep those boats on the lakes all year long instead of snow mobiles:)

RobinfromCA said...

I always love your posts, Karen! "Your" lake is beautiful and the photo of the pumpkins with the dusting of snow on them is a favorite!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Kathleen Grace said...

Beautiful picture Karen, although I am having a hard time looking at the snow~ shudder!~
We had a ladybug day yesterday. One of our last warm days, and it seems to really bring them out.

Elyse said...

OMG! we have ladybugs everywhere, too! so funny to read that on your post. good things for ladybugs that they are "packaged" so cute -- no one seems to mind them. now if they weren't so cute ... might be a different story!

beautiful photos, of course! like i always say: new england tourism council! LOL