The Leaving of Torch Lake

I can’t believe I’m saying this but…


I’m leaving the lake.

Yup…going on vacation.

Just as the weather & the water are warming up, just as the leaves are unfurling, the flowers blooming, that perfect summer time is finally approaching & everything we wait for all through the long cold winter is nearly here, I’m packing up.

To add insult to injury, I’m not traveling to some other warm & lovely spot…I’m going  NORTH!!! Back to cooler temperatures, back to sweaters & sweatshirts, & maybe even (God forbid) mittens… I’m off to the Canadian Rockies. Wish I could tell you I’m overjoyed to be going, that I’ve been chomping at the bit to just jump in the car & zoom away.

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Truthfully, I alternate between counting the days & wishing I were already back. The dock’s in – the boat’s not. The flowers are blooming – the vegetables are still at the garden center. The floors are clean – the windows are not. Some neighbors are here – some are not. The new septic system is done – the roof is not. I’ve kayaked – not sailed. The shops are open – my money is still in my wallet. I’ve waded – not jumped.

On the one hand, I always love the way the summer consumes me & will miss the rhythm of the waves & the days. On the other, every single person I’ve talked to who has visited the Canadian Rockies extolls their extraordinary beauty.

I’m trying to open my mind, loosen my grip, let go & just enjoy the journey. But I swear to you now…

If I have to touch snow again I will simply weep!

Me…I guess I’m off to pack for the journey!!!

A princess loves to travel

About Diane

a long time lover of all things aquatic...swimming, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling...if it involves water...I'm in. Add traveling, snowshoeing in the winter, gardening in the spring, & lots of fresh air & sunshine. Blend with cooking, crafting, great friends & my Border Collie Zack. Toss in some sweet beekeeping. Mix in a couple of great books, my camera, clean notebook paper, & a cool pen & you pretty much have a picture of me. My friends tell me I should also add..."once a teacher...always a teacher".
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6 Responses to The Leaving of Torch Lake

  1. Carol Baker says:

    Have a great time!!!

  2. Meredith Grider says:

    So….if you are leaving how long before you return? Surely it won’t be more than a week! Your yard is beautiful but it’s about the veggies…not ever enough time in summer!!!! Have a great trip.

  3. Maureen says:

    The Lady, and many others, will miss you.

  4. Meredith Grider says:

    I’m with you on this…did you take and do you plan to post pictures of northern ND?

  5. Nellie Buckhout says:

    All things in nature are worth seeing, especially the Canadian Rockies,

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