Oh...that all seems a very long time ago. Though I don't remember exactly what the rest of the particular day looked like...I know that we would likely have visited both moms that afternoon. It has now been twelve years since I last visited with my mother on Mother's day. It has also been twelve years since I visited my mom-in-law on Mother's Day. But yesterday I picked flowers from the garden....
...flowers that once bloomed in my mother's garden. And I recalled the mothers in my life...and was thankful for all they were to me.
The road to the lake follows Silverhope Creek...once one is off the main highway.
The creek is quite swollen at this time of the year...with waterfalls joining the torrent at many points along the way.
The lake itself is a little jewel...only 7.5 miles from the town of Hope. We could not believe our good fortune when we discovered we had the the lake to ourselves. At least for a while! We spread out our picnic and ate in silence.
The only sounds were the birds singing...the waves lapping...and the distant rush of a waterfall across the lake. No vehicles. No people. No dogs. So peaceful!
Sometime later a boat rowed by our viewing area.
Then a family brought mom for a picnic. It looked to me like they were having a fine time on Mother's Day!
We spent the afternoon reading...enjoying the sunshine and the scenery...and the tranquility. Don't go to Silver Lake if you are looking for excitement...but if it is peace, quiet and the beauty of nature you are after...I'd recommend it!
In the evening...the kids came over to wish me a happy Mother's Day. They brought flowers...and hugs.
Some left by car. Others walked home across the field. It was good day!