Adjusting to a new living environment is always an incremental process. The lake house will be our summer residence but it will also be a gathering place for family and friends.
The first thing of note is the light. Mornings come early and evenings linger. There is almost always a breeze off the lake that softens the afternoon heat. Another quality of note is pacing. The environment encourages pause. Watching the birds forage for breakfast or a baby squirrel exploring a big old tree.
The seemingly endless activity on the lake is a focal point as most of the main rooms face the lake. Kayaks, rowboats, pontoons boats of all sizes. Water skiing, jet skis, and watercraft of all of shapes and sizes. And yet there is an overarching sense of calm and beauty. We are starting to like these qualities very quickly.
Today, we will are off to explore the local farmers market. Later maybe a movie or explore one of the many little towns or hamlets in the area.