16 August 2010

Dickey Lake-Montana

Last Friday I decided to take my kayak and paddle around Dickey Lake. Dickey Lake is one of my favorite lakes, mostly because of the incredible color of the water. And the color is constantly changing depending on the light.

Dickey Lake

When I first moved to this area most of the houses looked more like this property.

But, thanks to the strengthening of the Canadian dollar and high energy prices we have been invaded by Albertans and the houses now look more like this .....

It is trully amazing what eight short years have done to this sleepy little valley. N'est pas? Below are a few more lovely properties that can be found along Dickey's shores.

Below is another view of the same property. Everyone has lots of toys. Eight years ago you would seldom see anyone on Dickey but these days people are riding  their jet skis and boats speed about with water skiers in tow. It has become quite the playground. This place had something I'd never seen before. It was an inflated ring with chair like seats so people could have a community soak whilst perhaps enjoying a little toddy? (Look at the above photo to see the seats)

My last offering is a back to nature shot of a very lovely willow that grows right along the shore.

It was a great day for a kayak trip and you could not beat the scenery. Dickey does have one drawback, one that would preclude me from ever wanting a property here, It's right on highway 93 and you get to watch and hear traffic all day long. That sort of thing doesn't seem to bother a lot of people but it would drive me nuts. I have to have my serenity. But, as a place to go play, it's way cool!

©Kinsey Barnard Photography


Anonymous said...

Wow! That is a pretty lake!

Anonymous said...

another fantastic gallery, too bad bout invaders-

Heather said...

Your right about the color of the lake, awesome!
Those are pretty houses, but I prefer the campier look of a trailer or small cabin.

Looks lovely!

Stacey H. said...

My grandparents were among the first people to build a home on this lake back on the late 60s. Their drinking water came directly from the lake, it was so clean. Sadly, my parents sold it after my grandmother's passing in 1998, but my parents, children and I spent many beautiful, lazy summers there in what I consider one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. My beautiful 27 year-old daughter just died of brain and spinal cancer on July 3rd, 2014. I know some of her best memories were made during family gatherings at Grandma's house. I have many beautiful photos taken from my grandmother's dock, including one day when we saw a triple rainbow. God, I miss those days.

Kinsey Barnard said...

Stacy: Sorry for the late reply I was just now notified of your comment. Let me first say how very sorry I am for your loss. Words cannot express!

I think Dickey Lake is the most beautiful lake in the valley.

Do you still live in the area?

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