Today was a gorgeous day here in Vancouver, Washington. We had a couple of photo shoots out in the Lacamas Lake area in Camas, Washington. I have spent a lot of time at the lake as my Mother used to live there.
As you enter the Lacamas Shores development, this is the first thing that you will see.
The white arrow in the far left corner of the photo above, the house in front of the lake, was my Mother's house before she moved to the beautiful island of Maui.
With the sun shining bright, we decided to make a trip to the lake after our shoots were over. Boy was I glad that we did. It is always fun to take a trip down memory lane. We shared a lot of fun times there and I watched my boys grow up walking the path around the lake, playing on the park equipment, and running through the fields.
This is my Mother's old house from the back side of the property. It is a beautiful home and was featured in Architectural Digest. She built a spectacular wine cellar and a magnificent movie theater. Boy do I miss that house, and of course... my Mother!!
We do a lot of Virtual Tours and Photo Shoots in this Lacamas Shores neighborhood. I found today to be the perfect day to go and get some pictures of the beautiful lake and amenities that come along with living in this beautiful community.
The shed on the right of the photo contains canoes for the residents to use on the lake. As you walk down to the left of the picture below, you will see a pick nick and barbecue area off to the right. A nice boat ramp is also located here, down at the water line in the left hand corner of the picture, and just beyond the boat dock is a 2.5 mile walking trail that veers off to the right by the waterline.
Below is a photo of the B-B-Q area described above.
On the pathway, with every corner you turn, there is another spot to stop and enjoy the scenery.
On one side of the path you will see the lake, and on the other side you will see a beautiful forested area. Below is a photo of the opposite side of the pathway.
The lake was acting like a mirror, as the water was as smooth as glass.
Below are a few more pictures of the pathway that I took as I walked the length of the lake.
The small purple flowers that you see above are Bleeding Hearts. Below is a closer look at the blossoms that these flowers produce. They are one of many you will encounter on your stroll along the lake.
Even the trees that bloom are placing dots of color along the pathway.
Walking this pathway is a very relaxing way to get some great exercise. There are always people walking, riding bikes, walking dogs, or fishing on the nice little fishing nook that extends over the water about 10 feet.
In another month, there will be snacks growing along the path for people to eat, as the raspberries are in blossom too.
The red house that you see on the far side of the lake is a historical home named the Roffler's Historical House, or the Pittock House; Also Known as Lakeside; Leadbetter House. It was built in 1915 by a local newspaper man named Harry Pittock. It was a wedding present from Harry Pittock and his wife, Georgiana, to their son Frederick and his new bride, Bertha Leadbetter Pittock. To read more about the history of this beautiful house, please visit: (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=c4232abb-079a-4286-ac1a-3b2bad162855. You can view a close up photo of this gorgeous ranch style home at: www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMBQP
I love this area and the view is spectacular. I will take my telephoto lens with me next time we visit the area to get some great photos of the Leadbetter House. I do love the colorful spring here in the Northwest. There are so many beautiful things to see in the area.
I hope you all enjoy your weekend! If you are in our area and need some photography done, give us a call!!