One week last summer


Here is a look back at one of the highlights of my summer. This amazing tree frog was one of them. He or she sat quietly on the screen door of the lake house I rented for a week. Killer camouflage, eh?


Oh the screened porch on that house! We spent so much time in it, enjoying dinner overlooking the lake every evening.


Speaking of the lake, it was crystal clear, with a sandy bottom. We did see fish and quite a few turtles, but there were no weeds, no leeches, and no muck. Perfect for swimming.


The dog was in heaven.


There was a nice, sandy beach – natural not man-made. It was ideal for launching my kayak, or corgi swimming.


I hate the summer crowds at the RI beaches and yearn for peace. I found it here.

What makes this place so special is that the shoreline has been LEFT ALONE. No lawns, no walls, no rocks painted white. No motorboats permitted either. There are a few houses but they are almost invisible from the water. For me, it was paradise.


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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10 Responses to One week last summer

  1. Andy Brown says:

    It’s definitely important to get out of the fray once in awhile — and set the to-do list aside.


  2. Lee May says:

    What a magnetic place that is. I can only imagine it through the year. It must be like paintings through the four seasons – only better.


    • dirtynailz says:

      It is not winterized, so sadly, it sits empty in the winter. The dirt road in is so long and gnarly, I am not sure how you could keep it cleared of snow. (Not that we get much anymore, but still…)


  3. Lib says:

    Amen dirtynailz!


  4. CJ Wright says:

    What a treasure, dn. The frog is very cool.


    • dirtynailz says:

      The frog would blend in so perfectly with tree bark. I don’t think I would have seen it if it hadn’t been right there on the door.


  5. Lovely images! Looks like such a gorgeous place. Your dog looks like she’s smiling. So cute!


    • dirtynailz says:

      Thanks, Martha. She does smile, actually. I have been told corgis do that a lot. She sure loved that place, especially the water.


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