Sunday

~Life at the Lake~

Sunrise, in the beautiful Ozarks, Saturday September 6th.





Last week, life at the lake meant lots of rain. Then the sun came out Friday and the lake diamonds glistened across the cove.
Friday, J and I had lunch at On the Rise.

J chose to have a breakfast of biscuits and gravy. I had a Bistro Club, for lunch.

We shared a basket of fresh chips.
A dog bowl sits on the patio, just outside the door to the bistro.
Wednesday, I didn't let all the rain, courtesy of Gustav, stop me from doing a little shopping. The pear is from Marshall's, where I found a Fall wreath for the condo door and a Harvest sign, for the cabinet in the entry hall.

Below, a few photos from Marshall's. I resisted temptation, sort of. My only dish purchase was a white tureen similar to the orange one, in the last photo.


J has a follow up check up with the urologist bright and early Monday morning. We don't anticipate anything to worry about.
I've enjoyed being able to access the Internet while here at the lake.

Have a wonderful week!
Some photos in this post were done with Kodak Easy Share and a small Samsung. Lighter weight cameras for carrying and snapping pictures while shopping.
The sunrise photos were taken with the Canon Rebel xti.

61 comments:

Andi said...

I always enjoy your posts so much Pat...and your photos are wonderful. The lake does just sparkle and glisten like diamonds. Such a pretty place!

The Bistro looks like a place Gene and I would enjoy. Anyplace with a dog bowl outside the door has to be great!!! Wonderful picture of you and J. I think it's a "framer".

J Leigh said...

I love you blog Pat...you just pack us all up and take us with you! love the doggie bowl pic! Cool place!
The lake pics are beautiful!

Adrienne said...

Hi Pat -
Your photos are gorgeous! I love the ones of sunrise on the lake - it reminds me of the lake where we were a week ago. And pictures of the shop. Oh my goodness - such pretty things. But I especially like the photo of you and J together.

You stopped by my blog and left a sweet comment. When I tried to reject a junk comment, I accidentally deleted yours! I tried everything I could to recapture it. Blogger tells me I can't. When it's gone, it's gone!! I'm so sorry. I promise I won't do that again.

Thank you for stopping by to visit and for leaving your sweet comments. I'll be back soon to see what you have to share.
~Adrienne~

Be said...

Pat, I realize I only know you through your blog, but every time you share the magnificent photos you are taking - I feel so proud of you. You have really developed a talent for sharing the beauty that you see.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

The pictures are awesome Pat. That little camera must be wonderful!

Love your pear from Marshalls! You made a great choice...love your taste!
Diane

Rue said...

Good morning Pat :)

The pictures are beautiful as always, no matter what camera you're using.

The food at the bistro has me starving now! Yum :)

I hope all goes well for J's appointment.

hugs for you both,
rue

Amber said...

Pat, as always, your photos are breathtaking. Looks like a lovely lunch. I love a good club sandwich!

One of the things I loved about France and Germany was that people take their dogs to the cafes, and there is usually a dog bowl full of water sitting there. Doesn't it just make you feel like the owners have a heart?

paintergal said...

Absolutely spectacular!

sandra/tx said...

Sounds like a nice weekend, Pat. I love the idea of the dog bowl at the bistro.

You took some gorgeous pics, as always. The lake looks so beautiful.

And, man, you made me want to check out Marshall's!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh! Such BEAUTIFUL pictures of the lake...then you tempt us with homeade potato chips and lunch (shame)THEN of beautiful stores and goodies. JUST TOO MUCH FOR THE SENSES!!!

Swoon.

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Pat,
I just found your blog and I just have to say that the photos from the lake are breathtaking.
Helene

Nnairda's said...

The lake collage is awesome! As always, I enjoy your posts.

Enjoy today!!

Adriann

preppy little dress said...

beautiful photos, your meal looks delicious!

sheila said...

so if you tell me not only was the sunrise beautiful, but the air was cool with a little bit of a breeze, then I'll just be completely jealous instead of mostly jealous :)

...and love that Pear!

Virginia said...

Wow! Came across your blog. Wonderful pictures, specially the ones of the lake. Breathtaking!
Have a happy week.
Blessings, Virginia

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Pat, I always enjoy coming to visit you. The lake pictures are so beautiful. They reminded me of my childhood growing up on a lake in Michigan. Great picture of you and J!
Hugs,
Penny

nikkicrumpet said...

The lake pictures are so beautiful! What an amazing place to live. And I LOVED that acorn wreath!

Angie said...

I have been looking through your past posts and admiring your beautiful fall decor. My favorite is the tray on your table with the bunny, pumpkins, and other fall stuff. I am already planning in my head how I am going to copy that. Thanks for the inspiration!

auntpittypat said...

I'm not sure how you do it, but I think you out do yourself every time you post another blog entry. The lake pictures are incredible and I feel like we are sitting just across the table from you having lunch (or breakfast).

What are you doing with the pear?

Gotta go to work tomorrow, I like vacation better.

Nancy said...

I always love your photos! You have a wonderful blog. Blessings, Nancy

Jen said...

I have to say one thing..you are doing it right living life the way you do. I hope when Scott and I retire we do it up like you....I loved the photos

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

I haven't been to a Marshall's since...let's see...July, I guess. Looks like it's time to go back! lol

Kari

Brown-Eyes said...

Your photos always show you and J are living a wonderful life together...may it be LONG and continually HAPPY.. ;-) Bo

Lisa said...

The Bistro is one of our favorite places for breakfast. Your pictures are as beautiful as ever!!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

The lake is beautiful, Pat. I love the fog lifting off the water.

I love your glasses, too! One of these days, I need to trade in my wire frames for something more modern.

Jeanne said...

Hello Pat, The explanation you gave for shooting those flowers would have scared me to death. Since we live in the mountains, I totally get the slope problem. We had to have terrace steps built to get to our lower deck.
Your lake pics are gorgeous. So are you and your dh. Frame that one Pat.
Love the dog dish too. Nice.

Hugs, Jeanne

Deb said...

Hi Pat, very beautiful photos. I love all the things at Marshall's I trying my best *not* to go there tomorrow after seeing the items you've shown. LOL!!! but I really needed to know what type camera to ask for this Christmas!:O) Deb

dana said...

There is not much greater than a sunrise at the Lake of the Ozarks---with the fog lifting. Love your "diamonds" shot, too.

Good luck with the Dr. tomorrow!

OKGardners said...

Wonderful pictures of the Lake of the Ozarks area. Folks who haven't visited this area of the US are really missing something!

Loved On the Rise and the pictures of food items; PLUS, loved the gift shop and your purchases, too.

Best wishes on J's appt. Monday morning. Pray that everything goes well.

Betty in Oklahoma

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, what gorgeous pictures you always take! You and your hubby are just the most precious things! You're a beautiful lady ~ outside and inside!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Shanda said...

Hi Pat, thank you for the pictures from Marshalls. Now I know I have to go. I hope to get there some time in the next two weeks. Your home is just divine with all its fall finery in place. It looks like a wonderful welcoming place to call home. I must say also, "what a handsome good looking couple" You two make the perfect pair.
I also thought the good morning pictures from the lake were splendid also. They were awesome.
See Ya later,
Shanda

Robyn said...

Oh Pat...
How I could see me dangling my feet in that lake! That would be so wonderful with all that is going on with my life at the moment! Thanks for always sharing your blessed life with us!
Cheers!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I enjoy seeing all the wonderful places that our great state has to offer! I love the lake photos, stunning!! Keeping J in positive thoughts and prayers!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Pat, Great photo of you and J. When we get up in the morning and there is mist on the lake Bobby G. says the lake is turning over. This is a Fall thing. Have a great week! Lynn

Hooked on Houses said...

Those sunrise photos are gorgeous! That sandwich looked so good I wanted to grab it right off the screen and eat it. -Julia :-)

dec0r8or said...

You two are just too darn cute. I love the photos! THanks for taking us along, Pat.

Rhondi said...

Hi Pat
I often read your blog and evenhave you listed on my favorites list, but I seldom leave a comment. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy all your great decorating and your wonderful photography! You really have style!
I'm going to leave a comment more often so you know I've stopped by.
Hugs, Rhondi

Deserae said...

Beautiful as always! Hope things go well with J's doctor appointment!
~Des

Brenda said...

Looks like I need to be with you. That is so beautiful and we do not have a Marshall's.It all looks lovely.

Inspired Kara said...

I have a sneaky suspiscion we are from around the same area :)

Lord knows I love Marshall's, and I've been looking for a little Harveset sign. I'll have to go check it out!!

Deb said...

Spectacular photos Pat!!
I have a blog AWARD waiting for you over on my blog :-)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

What would we do without Marshall's ? I love that store!

Jen r. said...

Great photos! It looks so relaxing and restful!

Sharon said...

I just love your post. Your photos are so beautiful.
I will pray that J's appointment goes well.
God Bless.

bj said...

Oh, wow...those lake photos are magnificent. You are soooo good at taking the best pictures.
I just love seeing you and J having fun together. I am so thankful all his reports have been so good. I feel certain this one today will be good, too. Isn't it such a blessing to have our men healthy again!!
love, bj

Mrs. B said...

Those sunrise pictures are so pretty! I love that acorn wreath! Hope the doctor appointment went well!

Joy said...

What pretty pictures. Looks like you had a great time. I have to check out Marshalls. I hardly get out that way.

Johanna said...

Ahhhh. The large Marshall's in Osage Beach. Heaven! We have a lake house on the other end of the lake but travel to Osage Beach for shopping and dining! :) I love your blog!

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Pretty, pretty! Thanks for stopping by...look forward to your posts!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Beautiful pics Pat! I live on the lake as well. Just love it. We live at the base of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas.

Suzanne said...

Just gorgeous photos Pat! No matter what camera you use, you always take beautiful pictures.
And I love the pear you found at Marshall's! :)

BittersweetPunkin said...

Pat I love all your photos...especially your new wreath! For some reason I am drawn to things that have acorns on them!
hugs,
Robin

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Pat sweetie! What a truly beautiful place you live in! Lunch looks like it was delicious, and those stores look equally as delicious to me too! lol I hope everything went well for your darling J at the Doctor's, and I hope you both have a really lovely week dear friend!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Shelia said...

Good morning, Sweet Pat! Thanks for popping in to see my tablescape. Oh, I just love looking at your blog. I've already seen your pictures, but scrolled down thru them again. Oh, I bought that little white pumkin tureen on your next to the last picture from Marshall's. I just love that store.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by to see my Christmas settings...I had promised to do the Tuesday Tablescapes but ran out of time before I could do anything for fall...so, just went back and picked up some Christmas photos.
I am ALWAYS so ready for Christmas that I can barely get thru Thanksgiving to get to Christmas time. I know that's terrible but...can't help it. Favorite time of the year...
love, bj

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Glad you enjoyed some time at the lake! I enjoy it vicariously with you, as I work the days away!

xo

Tamara Jansen said...

Hey, it's all foggy like that at our place today too! The pictures are just fabulous. I'd love to drop in at that store and wander around but I guess the photos are just the next best thing. Thanks for sharing them :)

Charli and me said...

I happened upon your blog and enjoyed reading your post. The pictures of the lake were amazing!

M.L. said...

I live in Arizona where we have a beautiful little Tea-room restaurant named, Aunt Pitty-Pat's, in historic downtown Glendale. Any relation?

M.L. @ the house of whimsy

justabeachkat said...

Your photos are always amazing no matter what camera you use. I really need to learn more about photography!!!

Hugs!
Kat

Catherine Holman said...

Your photos are making me anxious to get back to the lake! I may have to go with my husband when he takes his sales trip in the week or two. I'm so glad to know that J's test results were good.