Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Visit with Cindy and Pat


Lake Girls

Fun times on Lake Wausau!

Lake girl

@csjanak16  #Lakebaby

Lake Baby


Delighted to spend a little time with our neice Carrie and her sweet boy, Jett.



 The Lake Isle of Innisfree
W. B. Yeats, 1865 - 1939
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee;
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.
For Cindy and Pat who love the lake more than anyone I know.
Encourage one another,



  1. Katie looks very peaceful indeed. What a blessing she must be! Does she still like going by Katie? Mine went from nicknames to full names in high school.

    1. Katie is officially and only Katie Grace.

    2. Anonymous10:47 AM

      and what a great name it is, too. Katie Grace Boucher has a very lovely ring to it.

      ~ Susan

  2. Anonymous10:54 AM

    I'm so happy you had lake time with some of your favorite people. The weather looks great!

    This is a lovely poem. I smiled about the bee-loud glade. I can well imagine, as I have a bee-loud balcony. The ivy growing along the outside wall of our apartment house (which is over 100 years old - Thomas Mann lived here at one time) grows green berry/blossoms in late July and there is a certain Ivy Bee that hangs out all afternoon long.

    I googled them to make sure they were not the type that minded people (they seem oblivious to me, thankfully) But whoa what a hum they create! Jesse says it's a healthy sound.

    Anyway ... that line resonated with me.

    Welcome back from your penpal in Munich :-)

    1. Anonymous3:31 PM

      I am fascinated by bees and have read bags full of bee books over the years. It would be such a blessing to have a hive, but we don't have a big enough plot for them. We have a bee-loud hedge of rosemary when it is in bloom. ;-) jep

    2. Anonymous1:12 AM

      mmmm Rosemary - love the scent! I have some in one of my flower boxes, but these ivy bees go straight to the growth of ivy on the wall - there are dozens of them each afternoon! They are fascinating, for sure :-)

      happy day to you jep :-)
      from Frau Susan - Mrs Munich !! haha

  3. Anonymous11:25 AM

    What a lovely poem. "...I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow." What a wonderful depiction of getting away somewhere in the summertime. It makes me want to go to a lake, or the beach, or somewhere out of the ordinary routine. I love it when you post poems. So glad you got time away with your daughters, sister, and niece. Looks like heaven.

    Debbie Z.

  4. Anonymous11:38 AM

    So glad you had fun at the lake. Relaxing and being with those you love is pretty great. Love the photos and the poem!!


  5. Anonymous3:33 PM

    Fun times, happy photos and a lovely poem. Best blog writer/photographer winner today in my book. love and prayers, jep

  6. Oh Jep. You are so kind to me. Thank you.

  7. Someday I am coming to Wausau to see my sister-in-law. Let's meet by the lake!!!

    That poem is so soothing. "For peace comes dropping slowly." Aaahhh, it makes me breathe slowly and smile.

    Thanks for the little respite.


    p.s. You were right: Bren's doing GREAT.

    1. Yay!!! Bren can come to UW to play bball!!

    2. Anonymous1:13 AM

      Hooray for Brennan. He comes from good stock - you launched him well, Di :-)

      ~ Susan

  8. I NEED ed some Lake today! Thanks Donna Boo. I love some Wisconsin!


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