Evening walk

Recently we discovered the little lake down the road was again filled with water. It’s in a nature preserve area that has been “under construction” for the past two years. Because the reeds and grasses grew up and overtook the little lake, it has been dry for several months. They dug out and removed all of the reeds. I do wonder if they did anything to prevent them from returning.

I was excited to go after work last night and walk around. It was beautiful and in the sunset lighting, I liked how some of the reflective photos came out.

Unfortunately, the tiny bugs were horrendous! It was a brisk walk around the small lake, and I spent all evening trying not to scratch the dozens of bites! Good news though, today they aren’t bothering me.

I played around with the editing. Which one is your favorite?

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
~John Burroughs

19 Comments Add yours

  1. aussiebirder says:

    Beautiful reflections on the lake Lisa, such a peaceful vista.

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    1. Thank you! I love that place, and it is about 2.5 miles from my house. I’ll be back!

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  2. Jeff Flesch says:

    Wow. That’s a difficult choice. I like number one most, as it has an ethereal feel to it, and number two most as the reflection off the water is the clearest, and the last one, due to the cute duck. I love them all. Great post, Lisa! Happy Saturday! 🌞

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    1. Thank you, Jeff! …and the cute duck also says thanks! 🥰

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re welcome, Lisa! Awww, thank you cute duck! ❤️

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  3. Mike Ross says:

    I vote for the first one. I know people who would stay there until it got dark but I don’t have that kind of patience.

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    1. I would have stayed longer but I was about to lose my mind with the crazy bugs!! 🦟🦟🦟🦟

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      1. Mike Ross says:

        I know what that’s like from fishing at night. I once bought one of those nets that go over your head to protect your face but the bugs just squeezed in there somehow. The best thing is a strong breeze and you can always try bug spray but it rarely works well. 🦟🦟🦟

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      2. I will be trying bug spray. I don’t give up easily!

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  4. Alice says:

    The first one! Although I like them all…

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    1. Thank you! …I think that is my favorite too! 😊

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  5. Sheree says:

    Tricky, I like them all.

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    1. Awwww, thank you Sheree! 😊

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  6. Naomi says:

    My pick is #3.

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    1. Awwww, thank you! 😊

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  7. Wind Kisses says:

    Yes…”these are the rewards of the simple life”. I loved the last photos.

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    1. Thank you! We are so blessed!

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  8. “Mirror” lakes are always special

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    1. I totally agree!!

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