With Family in Lenox

We are spending a week on a lovely lake in Lenox, MA — a lucky custom of ours for the past several years. We’re renting a modest, cozy cottage facing beautiful Laurel Lake, and for the last few days we’ve been fortunate to have Annie, Gabe, and Louie staying with us. It has been a lazy but whirlwindy time of swimming, kayaking, watching hummingbirds, sharing stories, eating, and just eagerly and understandingly being with each other.

Louis Phipps, a very serious reader …
… and belly-floppier
Annie and Louie on an adventure
Gabe, taking a break
good friends cooling off
at Tanglewood for Wagner
my favorite paddler, in meditation

Monday morning, July 29 … a quiet, easy paddle on the lake. No other persons present – just a few birds whistling and diving above us, and some small lake creatures creating soft ripples on the surface every so often.

Looking east on Laurel Lake, 8:00 a.m.
a happy paddler

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