This is a familiar image to me for the past 25 years of spending a weekend at lake Okaboji in Iowa for our family reunions. Every morning on the Saturday after we arrive we have walked out the front door of our cabin onto the beach and taken the canoes out on the lakes. Those quiet calm mornings, and returning to Grandpa making pancakes in the beach house is one of my fondest memories.


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  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertabout 5 years ago

    I really like this Dawn, the strong contrast is wonderful.

  • Thanks Kim… I really love an old aluminum canoe :0)

    – Dawne Olson

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellabout 5 years ago

    Lovely Dawn, I have a affinity for Canoes as well.

  • Thank you Mary…. I appreciate that!

    – Dawne Olson

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous shot Dawn, love the B&W ;) xoxox ♥

  • Thanks :0)

    – Dawne Olson

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 5 years ago

    Love this Dawne, the symbolism is excellent but I also love the texture on the canoes showing that they are well used! Such a delightful memory invoked!

  • Thank you Joanne… it certainly has a special place in my heart! :0)

    – Dawne Olson

  • Shell59
    Shell59about 5 years ago

    Great shot Dawne.. I love the feel;0)

  • Thanks Mike :0)

    – Dawne Olson

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