Calm and quiet in the lily pads

Although the day had been warm and windy, as evening was slipping away the wind was settling down.  I launched my kayak and paddled to the opposite shore where I could watch the sun set on another summer’s day.  By nestling the kayak back into the lily pads I could sit calmly and in place to enjoy the sun’s slow slide below the trees and the western horizon.

In the distance I could hear the sound of children splashing and swimming in the lake, and nearer was the call between the two resident loons.  The clouds were slowly drifting in from the northwest but the lake’s surface was smooth and mirror-like.  The sunlight swept across the blue lake and reflected off the lily pads.  It was the perfect end to this summer’s day.

One thought on “Calm and quiet in the lily pads

  1. The Cedar Journal September 9, 2020 / 2:17 am

    I always like to look at what is moving on top of the lilies. Frogs, insects, and sometimes small fish. Thanks for sharing your experience. Fall is a wonderful time to kayak. Enjoy!

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