In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Off-Season.”
This off-season view of Lake Memphremagog shows its beauty from a high hilltop overlooking it a couple of years ago when I took this photograph.
A gorgeous late summer beginning of autumn day and certain trees already sported their baked reddish or brown look some leaves were already littering the ground meanwhile, the evergreens kept their colors.
The days were now shorter and long dark shadows crowded the edges of fields and the lake’s shore where the disappearing sun’s bright warm rays failed to penetrate.
The lake surface appears calm almost like a giant multi-shades blue mirror with scarcely few ripples on it. Missing are sights and sounds of summer activity of powerboats making mini-tsunami waves while pulling water-skiers behind them crisscrossing the surface of this that popular lake.
On this day, the lake is very calm, much too calm, for the many sailboats that dot it when a decent wind is blowing over its surface in summer. This is the calm before the coming late fall, dreaded winter snowstorms and the deep freeze soon to come.