Calm lake water in the early morning at dawn, with the silhouette of an island and the treeline in the distance on the horizon.

A Calm Dawn on the Lake

Back when there was a cottage in the family, we could wake up to mornings like this. (Well, for those of us who were interested in waking up early!) Cottage country at dawn, with a calm, clear, nearly smooth as glass lake, is the sort of peaceful experience that's worth enjoying.

Because as soon as the kids wake up, all hell is going to break loose and you'll have to wait for tomorrow morning to get the peace back...