Summer is … storms and skis
With the extreme luxury of a river beside our house, thanks to the massive floods of January 2011, we get some pretty special views of our summer storms.
After many, many years of drought, where a scattered shower was the only respite from endless dust and crackling dry grass, we all still pinch ourselves when we drive over the hill to see this huge body of water. It’s beauty has to be FELT to be appreciated.
And with a summer storm looming, the colours of the sky and water take on a turquoise life…
And what better way to soak it all in than to take a boat out… and a skiier.
Dash was MORE than keen… and annoyingly easy to ‘pop’ up out of the water.
(Any adult learning this art will attest how darned HARD it is to get up!)
My uncle has some great little skis that are joined to make it easier to keep those legs in the right position…
Methinks he’s enjoying this sport – that enormous grin is a bit of a giveaway, no?
Of course, all good things come to an end, including Dash’s dream ski run…
(Of course it was bucketing down rain a few seconds later, so it was best we high-tailed it back to shore).
Dash is nagging us for another go though, and Santa DID bring him a wetsuit for Christmas… I foresee some more waterskiing in our very near future!
I have visitors arriving this afternoon and a big project getting underway tomorrow. I suspect the project – while mostly serious – might include some interludes of swimming and the occasional chardonnay. It’s HOT and STEAMY here. (Low 30s celsius and around 55% humidity predicted most of the week).
So… what do your New Year activities include?
Anything planned to bring in 2012?
Will your weather affect your plans?
Over and out from Granite Glen.
See you in the New Year…