Posts Tagged 'lakes'

Relax into a poem by Elan Mudrow

I sit with her Placing her in memory Giving thoughts strength, yet In her silence, she frightens me. I rely on others Camping upon her shore To soothe my worry. And although I haven’t Seen her rimmed with snow Echoing the clearest of nights, Pitted with raindrops Upon her clear face, Witnessed her held tight […]

via Mountain Lake — Elan Mudrow

Frames and vistas 3

After gazing across Lake Michigan and Lake Winnebago and not seeing the other side… The Loch Raven Reservoir seemed quite tiny:

Still beautiful, though. All the sun was a welcome sight after a week of rain.

Frames and vistas 2

Garden gates can increase your desire to see what’s on the other side, but sometimes the best frames for nature are natural ones. These trees:

…were hiding a beautiful sunset over Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.

I did walk to the end of the pier, and watched as the sun went down. As I walked back from the harbor, the full moon was rising above the harbor park sign. Sadly, I don’t have any really good photos of it. I was too busy gawking.

Red berries in the north woods

red berriesIt’s hard to believe these were real — but they were. Lovely red berries that captured the light and made me think of beautiful, clear jelly. This photo was taken during a short trip to the woods surrounding Lake Champlain. We saw many many rowboats as well as sailboats on the water. Dodged a couple of rainstorms, and survived one huge thunderstorm. Luckily, not that many mosquitoes saw me. 🙂

BTW: Lake Champlain is skinnier than I remembered. I must have been near it in the past and just thought it was a wide, huge river. Of course, that would have been riding with the family in my teens, when I probably had my nose in a book reading about ancient Egypt or Sumeranians.

Edited to add: This may be Japanese Honeysuckle fruit (it’s an invasive).

It does not appear to be any of the following: elderberries, red currants, vibernum, winterberry, or dogwood. However, I could be wrong. I am not a horticultural expert, and I do not believe these are edible berries at all (in fact, they seem to fit the bill of “fit only for the birds” and poisonous for the rest of us, since no one in the forest seemed to be eating these.)

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