Saturday, December 26, 2020

Santa's Lake House

Santa has finally finished his job for the year and is relaxing at his Lake House, which was established a long time ago on Reindeer Lake. It's near Snowflake Mountain. The closest towns are Dancer City and Elf Town. The elves surprised old Santa with this beautiful Leo Lakes Treasured

I have hundreds of maps on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalized vintage style lake maps, too. Lake maps will add beauty to your Lake House Decor! Find out more interesting facts about my treasured maps by going to

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

My largest canvas lake map.

A few weeks ago, I completed this large canvas map of Old Hickory Lake. It is approximately 12 feet long and 4-1/2 feet tall. it is wall papered to the drywall and a frame was added. The lake house owner added the accent lighting.     

When you walk into the room, it certainly grabs your attention, "What a conversation piece". This is the largest map that I've done to date. I added as much detail as I could to the lake, creek titles, small towns, named bluffs, etc... 

Also, you will find much wildlife/waterfowl around the lake such as eagles, geese, herons and gulls. To add more interest to the map, I add fish jumping and hide a tiny mermaid to the waters. Folks love to search the waters for hidden surprises. 

If you would like to see more and read about my treasured maps go to  We have many lake maps that will make great gifts for the lake house. 

Friday, December 11, 2020

Not a Fish was Stirring...

 I went fishing a few years ago near Christmas and here's what happened.

Last weekend I went to one of my favorite lakes to fish and kayak. This particular lake was stocked with rainbow trout the day before and my goal was to catch few. This poem tells you how well the fishing trip went.

Not a fish was stirring, not even a carp!

T’was the night after the rainbows had been stocked in the lake, I went fishing to see what I might take,

The fly's were hung in the tackle box with care, in hopes that a big rainbow would soon be near.

When out on the lake there arose such a splatter, I sprang up in my kayak to see what was the matter.

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,  just a fallen tree near an old whitetail deer.

I found not a fish was stirring, not even a carp, so I paddled my Kayak back to the park.

When I arrived home, fun was had by all, as my wife had just arrived from the mall.

That pretty much sums up my fishing trip. Apparently the trout, being new to the lake had pissed off everyone and nobody was biting.

Need a great gift for the fisherman, lake lover, or lake house owner, visit my website. I have over two hundred lake, river and bay maps on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalized lake, river or bay maps, too. If you would like to see more and read about my treasured maps go to
As you can see, my maps make a great gift. To see more of my work, click here

Remember, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Best Lake Map for the Lake House

 Paddle over to my website for a unique gift for the lake house. Warm up the holidays with this vintage style map of the Florida Keys. The map is printed on canvas and the waterfowl are highlighted after printing. Each map is signed and numbered and if you look closely, you may find the tiny mermaid swimming in the waters.

Each map comes with a certificate, poem, and map facts. These maps make a great Christmas gift for the water lover.

Paddle over to my website, I paint beautiful lake, river and bay decor maps. Folks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Stay Safe

Most of January, I was on vacation in Germany and Austria. Luckily we got back home before Covid hit. The Virus is shutting down lots of  businesses. It currently in Washington State and is spreading. Leo Lakes will continue, but not sure how much blogging that I will do. Stay Safe!!!

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