red at night, sailors’ delight.

Or so they say.

Yesterday I started feeling better — hooray! I returned an overdue library book, did some grocery shopping, went to the bank, and when I got home, I decided it was time to (literally) test the waters. So I threw on a tank top and shorts, grabbed a towel and Boh, and we went for a swim. (And by swim, I mean I waded and coaxed Boh into a depth requiring that he swim. He did, but he didn’t seem thrilled about it. So we got out of the water, I hooked him to the picnic table at the end of the dock, and swam a few “laps” nearby.) It was cold, but refreshing, and surprisingly deep! There are stairs at water’s edge and then a ladder at the end of the dock — plenty of the kind of depth Boh likes at the shore (read: places he can stand without needing to swim), but at the end of the dock, definitely over my head. I’m not a big swimmer (I don’t like to get my face wet, though I did go through a phase in high school where my mom and I would swim laps at the Y), but one of my goals for this summer is to get into the lake regularly. (Tough, I know.)

Last night’s sunset was lovely, and I enjoyed it from the porch with my knitting, a small glass of a dear friend’s homebrew, and my sweet dog. Hello, June.

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8 thoughts on “red at night, sailors’ delight.

  1. That’s the perfect start to June! Wishing you and Boh warmer waters and plenty of paddling!

  2. I’m pretty much a “lake looker” these days. We don’t get the sunset but when it’s a full moon, the rising moon makes a path of moonbeams on the water, straight to our dock. Looks like you could walk right across.

    Glad you’re on the mend.

  3. OK, now I want to move in. This place looks idyllic. I’ve always loved jalousie windows. My grandparents’ next-door neighbors had them in the pass-through 3-season porch between their house and garage. I spent a lot of time there as a kid! The front of their houses looked down on Lake Pepin, the widest point of the Mississippi River. So beautiful!

  4. Um. Jealous. (Also, super excited to visit! Can we go swimming, too?) I’m so glad you’re feeling better; I had the exact same sore throat thing, to the point that I had to get a sub for my summer class.

  5. having a lake in your back yard sounds like a dream. i’m sure boh will get a little more brave when it comes to the water, my big dog was the same way but he loved wading! me? i would be kayaking on that lake every morning or evening!

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