The Echoes Of Summer 2020

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Summersville Lake in late September is always a bittersweet experience. Most of the people on the lake now are locals and and only a handful of boats send ripples across her surface. A small group children still play at the Battle Run swimming area. Their laughter carries across the receeding lake like summer’s last echoes. This is the Fall of 2020 and young blood has been fated to a few extra days of sunshine and pleasure. In my heart I know that it’s a more natural way of living. But the sounds of joyous freedom are mingled with the laughter of crows as well. The dark birds know full well that in just a few weeks the sun will sleep and the leaves will turn bright colors before dropping to ground. When the air is cool enough the lake will be their’s save for the most dedicated fishermen that hope to draw a walleye from the chilling depths. As I stand on the newly revealed shoreline and gaze across the waning water I find myself both mournful that the season has come to a close and yet thankful for the the solitude offered by the emptying resovore.

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Enjoying The Last Few Days Of The Lake Season

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In the last days of the summer heat we flock to the lake to enjoy just a few more days of the tranquil life. It’s been ages since I’ve actually merged with the waters and allowed myself to slip from the busy outside world. I’ve piloted small cruisers and pontoon boats on the lake and it’s nice to be able to cover the range of travel that Summersville Lake offers but in some ways the larger vessels are also a barrier to the experience of the water. But a small human powered craft is more than a mode of travel. It’s a link that syncs with the environment. The connection to the water is undeniable from the moment you settle in and begin to stroke the water with an oar or paddle. The motorboat is a fine machine but canoes, kayaks and jon boats are living beings with a soul of their own. As you glide through the water your craft speaks to you. Her voice is more felt than heard as she guides you to the other side of lake. The bond is a partnership of human and boat as they perform a choreographed dance through the liquid world. Perhaps the voyage is to track a fish waiting in special spot or maybe it’s journey of discovery just to see what’s over there on the other shore. Or maybe it’s all about the solitude of a quiet cove laden with driftwood and to spot the deer enjoying a rest in the shadows. The opportunity for enjoying this bond is growing shot. The Lake itself will soon leave it’s summer home in the mountains of West Virginia and march south to Gulf of Mexico to join the Atlantic Ocean. And old Sol grows weary from lending his warmth to the world.

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Diver Down

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The dog days of summer have arrived to my little slice of Appalachia. The air is so humid that I’ve often joked about being able to swim over the yard or needing a snorkel to take out the trash. Ironically enough the most popular way to escape the heat and humidity is in the water. As a child I always wanted to learn how to scuba dive. Especially after watching Jacques Cousteau on Saturday afternoons. The expense of the lessons as cost of the equipment made it a little too impractical but a set of goggles and a deep breath brought the underwater world within reach. To the young imagination every discarded beer bottle from the bottom of lake was evidence that Atlantis was real and just a few feet away from the surface of the local lake. We learned that if you can sit quietly on the bottom you could tell where the boats were idling by from the clicking noise made by the gears in the drive shaft of an outbound motor. Even the person who is paddling a raft in the swimming area gave their location away with every stroke. Jacques Cousteau may have thought that it was a silent world but fish in the lake know better. The pressure in my lungs begins to build up as a mud turtle decides that my presence is just a little too uncomfortable. He scurries beneath a log for cover and slips out the other side. The turtle is more that safe. He can stay down for much longer than a kid in swim goggles. The urge to breathe is really getting strong now and I know that I have to return to the surface. As I rise up from the bottom ( which in reality is only about 12 feet ) I can feel the temperature of the water change. Looking up at the surface I can see an amorphous window of light opening to welcome me. My hand breaks the surface first and I feel edge of the water slip around my forearm and I exhale just before my head makes the transition from water to air. And with a giant breath I dive right back down again.

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A Day With The Goslings

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One season blends into the next. Late Spring and early Summer are days of campfires on the lake. Brightly colored tents line the shores and kayaks glide silently beneath the cliffs. The world welcomes new life nestled in the cool grass.

Image Titled “Baby Goslings In Cool Grass.

Slowly the shadows slip back into ether that spawned them as the morning sun extends his kingdom on the lake. The little goslings begin to stir as the new light wakes their hunger.

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The clover is sweet and the tender new shoots of grass are just what a growing baby needs to grow strong.

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It takes a lot of food to power the little one’s day.

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Once breakfast is finally finished it’s time for goslings to have their lessons. Today Mother Goose focuses on simply staying together.

Image Titled “Emerald Water And Goslings 52620”

It takes a little practice. So the babies paddle around a bit practicing the turns and maintaining a formation.

And when they’re ready mom and dad take the lead and guide them throughout the realm.

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A Trip To Summersville Lake On The Cusp Of Spring

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Standing out over the water on a silent morning I look out over the lake that has been such large part of my life. The water always seems to carry it’s own mood. I have seen the lake display it’s anger when choppy waters are a greenish gray and seem to want to toss small boats onto the rocky shore. But thankfully today is different. Today a profound peace fills the canyon as the surrounding beauty soaks into the water. The glassy reflection gives the illusion of another world laying just below the surface.

The Grand Tour Of Salmon Run At Winter Pool

Pulling back from the water in panoramic mode makes the other side look like an island floating in a sea of clouds. I have never been on a kayak but days like today do make me long for the ability to toss in and just paddle until I’ve explored all 50 miles of shoreline. If not for Hughes’s Bridge it would be easy to picture one’s self as an explorer surveying some ancient world long forgotten. The caves and overhangs along the canyon walls may have been shelter for people who once thrived here. I have often wondered if you looked around would you find stone tools deep inside them? As ponder the possibility of the past a huge swirl breaks the surface and dissipates without revealing its source. I’m reminded of the legendary giant catfish that are said to hole up in those same caves in summer. But this one gets to remain as the one that got away. I just wasn’t fast enough to get a clear image of even the ripples and the legend continues as myth.

The ripples were gone before I could zoom in and focus.

Perhaps the next trip I’ll run into the fishermen who finally landed a monster.

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