Don decided we needed to get out of the house and go to Table Rock Lake for a while. It was so nice down by the water... several degrees cooler even though the temperature was in the high 80's. Here Don rinses his feet in the water.
They've sure let a lot of water through the dam since we were last here. Last time we were here, this was all underwater, as you can tell by the picture of Don ... water line is way up in the trees. Don soaking up some rays.
Many of the trees will be showing signs of drowning such as this one. The dying red leaves in the sun did make for a pretty picture, though.
Boats traveling across the lake making waves, the sound of which was very relaxing as they hit the rocks along the shoreline.
Finally, the dead tree behind our 'house' is coming down.
They got the worst part down one limb at a time. That's our 5er behind. Do you think it was dead??? Even though some of the limbs had green leaves, it was only a matter of time before the outer edges of the trunk would rot because of rain and insects. Well, it's Thursday night. (I didn't take any pictures today.) Don went to the prayer lunch with Dennis today and I did the laundry, wrote recap of our Bible Study last night (read Adonai next post) and listened to Paul Wilbur CD all afternoon. Love it. Yesterday, the park was almost empty. Today there are rigs everywhere. Sure glad they got that tree down when they did. And we're happy to see people in the park again. The Southern Gospel Music Festival started today at Silver Dollar City... that's the reason for increased population here.
Mama Trudy is back home in Norman after spending a couple of weeks in Georgia with my brother, Jon. She had a good visit and is praying about moving there. It would be good for her and Jon to spend time together. They haven't been able to do that since he left home after graduation forty-five years ago. Yikes! He's been on the mission field abroad and she's lived within an hour of me all those years. I loved being close to her, but I'm not going to be selfish. Like Don says, with Mama being in Georgia we're sure God will open a door for us closer to her. (From our mouth to His ears.)