Monday, September 14, 2015

lake day

Sunday was one of those kinds of day when each of us can say to the other, "what a beautiful day!" several times and it never gets old. It was just that perfect.

When we moved back to Virginia, we applied for lifetime fishing licenses. They came in the mail Saturday so we took the opportunity Sunday to get out. Of course, there is fishing but the licenses also give us access to "fee use" areas such as Briery Creek Wildlife Management Area, where these photos were snapped.

The lake is managed for bass and duck. As you can see from a few of the pictures, the water level is very low. We learned that the managers drain water off the lake so the vegetation can grow back and in the spring, they will raise the lake again, thereby feeding dabbling ducks and fish.

The lake was man-made and instead of clearing the space completely, the VDGIF just flooded it and let the trees stay. Now the environment is perfect for fish (and kayakers, and osprey, and giant snapping turtles) even though in parts it has a sort of Dead Marshes feel to it.

How did you spend your weekend? Did anyone happen to mention - Sunday was such a beautiful day!


  1. beautiful photos and if you applied for lifetime licenses that means you are living there forever! Beautiful beautiful water images :)

  2. I was driving home from my sister's house in Conn. with my mum. We spent most of the day indoors but I do remember it raining most of the day. I'm glad you got to enjoy it pretty on the lake. We need rain up here in MA so i was happy for the mellowness of the day when i got home.