Thursday, June 26, 2008

Walloon



In my lifetime I've moved over 15 times. I've lived in five different states. Two countries. Three different swim teams :) And through it all the only place that stayed constant was my grandparents cottage on Walloon Lake. A cedar cottage, small, rather cozy, with bunk beds in the back room, a rickety dock and a small bit of shore line. And although it doesn't seem but an out building compared to the huge mansions being built nowadays, it's home to me. A place where I feel safe. No matter what else is going on in my life when I walk into the 70's kitchen and see Walloon glistening outside the front windows *sighs* everything seems to aright itself.

This image from Wes Baccolett was the first prize winner of the Walloon Nature Scape photography contest last year, isn't he talented? It's a bit moody, but I like it. My sisters and their husbands, and my parents and grandmother are all going to be on Walloon in the middle of July. I'll be sure to take pictures for you!

13 comments:

Rk, Style Blogger said...

That photo is stunning! I really like it, you have a talent! :)

Jude said...

This is a gorgeous image. You're ├╝ber talented!

Thanks for visiting over at my blog recently. I've been meaning to pop over and say hello and now here I am. I love yours and will be back often. Cheers! ☺

Krissy said...

beautiful photo! i move a lot too, it's nice to have the one place that stays consistently as a part of home. Sounds like a fun family reunion coming up :)

risamay said...

Three swim teams? Any in Berkeley, CA? I was a member of the USS Golden Bears Swim Club from about age 10 to 16. Maybe we were at the same swim meet once (or twice), upon a time.

ThePeachTree said...

What a fantastic story :) Makes me love you even more my little Otter!

S.HOPtalk said...

What a dream...sounds absolutely perfect! Can't wait to see more photos of your beloved home away from home.

littlebyRD said...

What a wonderful family vaction you have planned - I can't wait to see the pictures.

Tizzalicious said...

I hope you'll have a fantastic holiday!

blazedanielle said...

What fun! I love a place that's full of tradition and memorioes!

blazedanielle said...

*memories! ;)

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

OMG...That is beautiful!!! I can relate (exactly) to what you're saying and I've said it myself and to others before. ---My family moved several times when my sister and I were growing up....different states, houses and schools...etc. The ONLY "constant" in my life was my Grandparent's home (that they've lived in for 60 years) in Rhode Island. My sister and I would take a summer vacation there every year. We have the BEST memories from being with them in Rhode Island! Every time I go back..."it feels like home" and I adore that feeling. :) Cheers!

Leanne said...

Hi, I'm stopping by as you're getting ready for another move it seems! My aunt's family have been going up to Charlevoix, MI for years. What a beautiful area! And what a stunning photograph!

Mrs.French said...

Yay! I love vacation photos! I would love to have a lake house or and ocean cottage...anything near the water that conjures up some memories!