Mabel (plus Liz and Liz’s parents) spent her first week at Half Moon Trail. Unfortunately, Ryan was too busy at work to sneak away. I think Mabel was fairly unimpressed with the lake, beach, and flowers. Her main interests were eating and sleeping.
The calm lake plus a telephoto lens condensed a couple gardens, the Adirondack chairs, and the far shoreline into a very appealing situation. This overlook is on a bit of a point and provides commanding view down the lake in both directions. The small light-green evergreens are tamarack which will turn a bright golden-yellow this fall.
Half Moon Trail at dusk. Thanks to George Pfoertner for the extra effort involved in getting this shot.