27 September 2014

Man-made Nature

A man-made lake has become a go-to destination for me and today I shared it with my husband.  You see, I just recently discovered this lake in our relative area and have been yearning to go back ever since.  It's very cold here today with a forecasted high of +8 Celsius.  It's been raining off and on since yesterday morning.  So for those of you who visited my rippling clouds sky photo which I posted Thursday and wondered what weather we had in store, this is the answer.  Rain and cold.  At least it's not the snow of two weeks ago!!  

It's the perfect weather for a jog around this lake, not that we did that.  Our visit was just a brief introduction but we will return, or at least I will once the weather turns nice again.  

It's amazing to me how many leaves have fallen since my last visit.  The colours are more subdued since a good majority of the amur maple leaves have already fallen along with many of the ash leaves.  Still, it's very pretty here and it smells amazing!  No car exhaust fumes.  Black-capped chickadees flit from one tree to another, a seagull soars above, a duck or two glide upon the still as glass lake, while overhead a flock of Canada geese fly over.

Everyone needs a place like this to de-stress, collect their thoughts, and meditate perhaps.  Just to be still and relax in a world that is in a constant state of rush is such a treat.  It's a wonderful world.

Man-made nature provides the respite I yearn for.

Above, only the second time I've spotted a blue jay this year.

Where do you go to de-stress?

Weekend Reflections


Carver said...

Beautiful shots and I love seeing all the autumn leaves. I live in central NC and the dogwoods have started to change colors but most of the leaves don't change here until October and November.

Priyashi said...

so colorful photos.... loved it all....:)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The man made lake is similar to the ones they are constructing here when a new subdivision goes in. The idea is to provide habitat for the wildlife, and that's assuming they can all fit into the small area allotted to them after losing their spacious home.
This does look like a good place to de-stress, tranquil and pretty. Our backyard is my go to place as there is no grass, only trees, shrubs, flowers and the pond - my idea of creating a haven for wildlife.

Linnea said...

It looks like autumn has arrived. Very pretty colors in the vegetation.


Oh my.....gorgeous, gorgeous and MORE GORGEOUS!!! I can see why you'd want to return here over and over. Why, any season, I'm sure it's lovely.

Debbie Taillieu said...

What a perfect find! We have a lake in the middle of Reno also. I like to walk it (3 laps) before I go to my dentist, who's office is only about 2 blocks away! Where do I go to de-stress?? Well my list is long, but I love hiking in the Sierra's and gaze down on Lake Tahoe! I can be up hiking in as little as 30 mins! Great quick getaway!
Love your fall colors too!!!
Have a fabulous day!


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