Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sunsets at Serra da Mesa

Good Friday

'Easter Eve'

Easter Sunday Sunset

On Easter weekend we stayed at a place on Lago de Serra da Mesa ("Table Saw Lake"). Presumably, the lake gets its name from the panoramic view of the horizon, where hills jut into the sky like a spiky row of teeth on a saw blade. That is, unless you happen to be floating behind one of the many islands that weave through the middle of the lake - in this case, you may only see a 'tooth' or two, for a time. For someone unfamiliar with the layout, it can be quite a challenge navigating though the veritable maze of islands clustered together.

Serra da Mesa has 689 square miles of some of the consistently prettiest views in this state! I have yet to see actual bad weather on this lake. It's like the Bermuda Triangle of bad weather - you just can't find it here. We usually see rain on "the other side" of the lake, wherever that may be. Meanwhile, back on the lake... the sunlight dances on the waves, the boats bob on the water, and dragonflies weave in & around the remaining trees that stand as reminders of the forest that lies below.

There have been trips where we drove for 5 hours straight, in the pouring rain, only to arrive at the lake ...where it quickly went from slightly overcast to stunning, in a matter of hours. Likewise, we have packed up & set out from a lovely day at the lake, only to spend the next 5 hours in a downpour on our way home.

Although there hasn't been any bad weather to speak of, I can't imagine that it would spoil the experience for me, if there was. This weekend certainly didn't disappoint... It was amazing, as always.

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  1. Simply awesome!
    Looks like an amazing place.

  2. K ~

    Glad you like them! There's more where that came from. ;)

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. I'm having a tiny problem I can't seem to be able to subscribe your feed, I'm using google reader by the way.

  4. Hmmm... The only thing I can suggest is to try it without the ".br" on the end.

    I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with adding blogs through Google Reader. You might want to check the Help discussion board. I know that Blogger was having issues with adding/removing (following/unfollowing) blogs from the Dashboard a while back.

    Thank you for stopping by! :)


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