Yesterday, I took the trash to the dump and as I drove down the hill after I was done, I saw something glittering and blue in the middle of the field at the bottom of the hill. This is a very large field where cattle graze, and it is a dry desert landscape most of the time. What was it? A lake, a mirage, an April fool's joke? When I got to the edge of the field, I saw that it was indeed a lake. It wasn't wide, but it was long. I remembered reading about a lake, called Proctor Lake, that used to be here but has been dry for decades. Several cattle were standing knee-deep in the water and seemed to be enjoying themselves. It has rained a lot here this winter and I've seen ponds and streams that I have never seen before, but a long, narrow, lake was something totally unexpected and interesting. Need I say my camera was at home, sitting right here in the office, having a nice and restful day?
I enjoyed reading the A is for … of your A – Z challenge and I'm looking forward to all the rest.
Rebekah, you asked: I was 22 when I arrived in
, right after the Cuban missile crisis. People back home thought I was crazy to go at that time. Before that, between the ages of 19 and 21, I lived in New York and went to college there. London
I'm glad my husband will see his doctor and get referred to appropriate specialists next week. I am worried about him. Thanks for all the good thoughts and prayers you sent our way.
With no pictures of this lake, I'm posting Samson playing with his toy dog instead. Makes no sense, I know.
Always when the camera is at home, do we come across exciting happenings! I hope you make it back over to capture the lake. Have a great weekend:)ReplyDelete
That was a nice surprise to see, that lake will help the ranchers and growers in the area. Calif. farmers have been suffering for many years with to little water. It is nice to see that has changed for this year at least. A chance for the land and the economy to recoop after such a long time of drought!ReplyDelete
That must have been quite the sight! A lake in the desert...would have loved to see the cattle frolicking about in it!ReplyDelete
I think we've all had that happen moment where we see something and that darn camera is at home--Unfortunately it happens all too often for me!ReplyDelete
I hope you've had a good day Inger and I continue to send good thoughts for your husband!
I wonder how long the lake will last? For the cattle's sake, I hope a long time, if not - well at least till you can get a picture of it! :-)ReplyDelete
I hope your dear husband gets to see a specialist sooner rather than later! He is on my prayer list.
Always good to see Samson!
We always enjoy the Samson... :)ReplyDelete
Never too many pics of Samson, he's a charmer. Interesting to learn of the lake. We will both be 75 this year so lots of medical visits for us as we fall apart piece by piece :) Thinking of you and your husband.ReplyDelete
Do you have a link to the A-Z writings? I'm curious!ReplyDelete
Oh that little discovery of the jewel of a lake is so much fun to see I can just imagine.ReplyDelete
Annette: I don't have a link, but go to Blogs I Enjoy in my sidebar and click on either Wanna Buy a Duck or Coming Down the Mountain from Reclusive Writer to Published Author. There are links on those blogs. It is a fun project.ReplyDelete
Yes, isn't it a bummer when you don't have your camera and see something remarkable. I always think of a Golden Eagle or something, that I would miss, but never a new lake.
I know what you mean!!!ReplyDelete
i always have that problem, beautiful landscapes, sunsets or grazing animals and i forget my camera! That is why i use my sisters beautiful pics most of the time!
Perhaps you will have another photo opportunity if you happen by there again. I hope so!ReplyDelete
Wishing your husband better health! :)
I hope things go well next week for your husband!ReplyDelete
samson is an adorable alternative to making sense.ReplyDelete
Several thoughts today---NEVER too many pics of your dogs---I took a photography class once. Rule #1 was ALWAYS have your camera with you---love the idea of a lake popping up---I'm going to look up that A to Z thing---I never open this blog without thinking of you AND Errol. Love you both----FranReplyDelete
Pictures of Samson always make sense. I hope that the doctors are able to find out that what your husband has is very minor and easily cured. I'll be thinking of the two of you.ReplyDelete
A lake sprung up and I know how cattle like to stand in it. I'm glad you said sampson was playing with a toy dog. Looked like a little Sampson. Hope the husband finds some relief. Thanks for the nice comment on my posts on the A_Z Challenge.ReplyDelete
Love and Peace,
a good doggie photo is always nice..ReplyDelete
Good health to you and your husband.ReplyDelete
You can never go wrong with a photo of Samson!
A lake?!! How fun to find something new! & I always enjoy seeing pic.s of Samson!!ReplyDelete
Hope all is well with your husband :)
Quite some time has passed since Grisbukten :) I've only been away for seven years.
Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your husband.