A Gorgeous Spring Day And Beautiful Scenery On Lacamas Lake!!!

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Circle Shot Media

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.

 Lacamas Lake

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!!

Lacamas Lake

Lacamas Lake

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.   Lacamas Lake

Below is a photo of the B-B-Q area described above.

Lacamas Lake

On the pathway, with every corner you turn, there is another spot to stop and enjoy the scenery.

Lacamas Lake

 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.

Lacamas Lake

The lake was acting like a mirror, as the water was as smooth as glass. 

 Lacamas Lake

Below are a few more pictures of the pathway that I took as I walked the length of the lake.

Lacamas 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.

Lacamas Lake

Even the trees that bloom are placing dots of color along the pathway.

Lacamas Lake

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.

 Lacamas Lake

Lacamas Lake

Lacamas Lake

 In another month, there will be snacks growing along the path for people to eat, as the raspberries are in blossom too.

Lacamas Lake

Leadbetter Mansion

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!!

Posted by

Dawn

Comments (22)

Jill Watts
Realty Pro, Inc. - Vancouver, WA
A Luxury Experience at Every Price Point!

Ah, LaCamas Shores Drive and LaCamas Lake. One of my very favorite pieces of real estate!

Blessings, Jill

Apr 24, 2010 05:08 PM
Peter and Dawn Smith
Circle Shot Media - Vancouver, WA

Hi Aaron,

Thanks!  And thank you for the flag!  It is a beautiful place to live.  When did you move to TX?  Hope you are able to make it back someday.  Enjoy your weekend and thanks again!!

Dawn

Apr 24, 2010 05:09 PM
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

Now that is a beautiful area and it appears to be something I could easily enjoy.

Apr 24, 2010 05:22 PM
Peter and Dawn Smith
Circle Shot Media - Vancouver, WA

Hi Gary,

Thank you so much!  It truly is a gorgeous area.  When I was there taking these photos, there was a lady in a red convertible just sitting at the top of the hill where I took the first photo on the blog.  She was on her lunch break and was just relaxing and admiring the view.  She said that she drives up there as many days out of the week as she can for her lunch break, as it just relaxes her, and puts her frame of mind into a peaceful mode so she can deal with the rest of her day.  I do believe that it is the same Pittock.  Have a great weekend.

Dawn

Apr 24, 2010 06:29 PM
Peter and Dawn Smith
Circle Shot Media - Vancouver, WA

Hi Jill,

I am with you!  It is amazing there.  Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Dawn

Apr 24, 2010 06:31 PM
Peter and Dawn Smith
Circle Shot Media - Vancouver, WA

Hi Mark and Tim,

Yes, I must agree!  It really is a beautiful area.  It is one of my favorite places to go.  Enjoy your weekend!

Dawn

Apr 24, 2010 06:36 PM
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Dawn~

I can hardly wait to go on a visual tour with you and your camera...your eye for detail amazes and delights me...and the accompanying text tells me of your caring for the subject matter...very special. THX!!!

Apr 25, 2010 01:04 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

It looks like an amazing place to live and to bring up a family.  The home that was once your mother's is stunning.  It must have been an emotional day for you!  I bet it was nice revisiting those memories.

Apr 25, 2010 06:26 AM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Dawn, The photos are just gorgeous, I felt like I went to the lake with you today!  What a fantastic place.

Apr 25, 2010 08:56 AM
Peter and Dawn Smith
Circle Shot Media - Vancouver, WA

Hi JaneAnne,

Thank you very much.  I am so glad that you enjoy my blog.  I really do love what I do.  I always hope that people will see the joy I get from taking the photos and sharing about them.  I hope that you have a great Sunday.  The weather is starting to turn for the better around here, so I will be out with my camera a lot.  Thanks again.

Dawn

Apr 25, 2010 10:32 AM
Peter and Dawn Smith
Circle Shot Media - Vancouver, WA

Hi Sharon,

It is an amazing place and we sure do have a lot of great memories of it.  You are right, it was a very emotional day for me.  I really had a hard time for a while after she moved.  My Mom and I are very close and she is missed daily.  It is difficult living so far apart.  I do enjoy visiting her in Maui though.  The surf is much more enjoyable with out a wetsuit!  We do love to go there and walk the trail.  It is an amazing place to visit.

Dawn

 

Apr 25, 2010 10:48 AM
Peter and Dawn Smith
Circle Shot Media - Vancouver, WA

Hi Mary,

Thank you.  I am glad that you liked them and that you felt as if you took a trip there yourself!  I do love the area.  It really is beautiful and very peaceful.  I hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

Dawn

Apr 25, 2010 10:58 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

That is a beautiful area and a gorgeous house!  It must have been a difficult decision to sell that house and move to Maui.  Although Maui is also very gorgeous! 

Apr 25, 2010 05:28 PM
Peter and Dawn Smith
Circle Shot Media - Vancouver, WA

Hi Tony and Darcy,

Yes, it is a great house.  It wasn't to hard for her because she has always loved Maui.  It was hard for me to have her move so far away though.  I sure miss her. It is nice to go to Maui when I go and visit Mom.  Hope you have a great week, and thanks for reading my blog. 

Dawn

Apr 25, 2010 07:48 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Dawn and Peter - Those are wonderful looking photos!  I especially like the one with the Bleeding Hearts.  The home is also stunning.  I have friends that were attached to the main land and Hawaii, and felt a tad torn for years!  Fortunately, you had fantastic places to live either way!

Apr 26, 2010 01:03 PM
Debbie Walsh
SHAHAR Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

I cannot get enough of these beautiful photos!

Apr 27, 2010 10:35 AM
Peter and Dawn Smith
Circle Shot Media - Vancouver, WA

Hi Myrl,

Thank you!  I must agree, we are pretty lucky to have the opportunity to call such beautiful places home!!  Hope you have a great Thursday!

Dawn

Apr 27, 2010 01:55 PM
Peter and Dawn Smith
Circle Shot Media - Vancouver, WA

Hi Debra,

Thank you so much!  I love to take them and I am glad that I can share them with you!  Hope your week goes well!

Dawn

Apr 27, 2010 01:58 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Well that's a pretty nice neighborhood and I can see why you have such good memories from there.  Of course, Maui is hard to beat too.

May 04, 2010 07:07 PM
Peter and Dawn Smith
Circle Shot Media - Vancouver, WA

Hi Georgie,

It is a nice place to live and boy do we have a lot of great memories there.  I still enjoy visiting the neighborhood and walking along the lake.  It is very relaxing and beautiful during the summer, spring, and fall.  I agree with you about Maui though!  I am hoping to move there soon.  Have a great Mother's Day!!

Dawn

May 08, 2010 09:41 PM