This is why I spend so much time in the kayak, and this is why I love living at the lakehouse so much. All summer this is what the lake looked like, floating islands covered in brilliant yellow flowers. This shot was taken from the backyard. Joe went up onto a ladder and snapped it. Not too far out from the house, by kayak, there’s a nice little cove behind the floating islands where the bald eagles fly overhead and the herons and cranes stand along the shoreline. I go there for the joy of it, but it’s also a meditative place I go to to clear my mind and let go of stress and depression. Om Namah Shivaiya!