As I continued my way around the south side of the lake, I found more opportunities to stop and enjoy the sunshine.
Spanish moss dripping from trees like a lacy shawl gives a fairy tale effect to parts of the drive.
More reflections in the water.
There is little more than gray or brown foliage to see, but here some greenery adds a bit of color against the blue reflection of the sky.
A few dried seed pods growing along side the lake.
As I drove along, this boat house caught my attention. Can you see why? I would hate to be responsible for power washing this mess! What attracted the birds to this structure, I don't know, but they obviously feel at home here!
It looks like they were enjoying the beautiful weather as well!
As I returned home, I decided to drive to the end of our street. Our street dead ends at the lake about three miles down the road. I rarely go down there since no one lives that last mile. I found more beautiful mossy trees at the end of the street. I am so blessed to have so much beauty around me.
Here is a closer view of the moss. Lovely color of grey-green at this stage.
As I write this post, the sun is hidden behind clouds and the weather forcaster is predicting a record- breaking winter storm heading across the midsection of our country. We are expecting severe thunderstorms with hail and damaging wind tomorrow followed by more freezing temps. I am thankful God provided a break in winter this past weekend with this beautiful weather.
I pray you all stay safe and warm for the next few days. Spring is on the way!