rare moments of clarity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 that day by the lake

 quietly absorbing the color and light

 

 

 

 

 

on the surface

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Light plays on the
dark surface of the lake. Each afternoon
your shadow walks beside you on the wall,
and the days stay long and heavy underneath
the distant rumor of the harvest. One
more summer gone…”

 

~ Dana Gioia

 

 

 

 

 

 

lakeside light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Our job is to record, each in his own way,

this world of light and shadow and time

that will never come again

exactly as it is today.”

 

 ~ Edward Abbey

 

a lakeside story

escaping the heat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Summertime, oh, summertime, pattern of life indelible, the fade-proof lake, the woods unshatterable, the pasture with the sweetfern and the juniper forever and ever . . . the cottages with their innocent and tranquil design, their tiny docks with the flagpole and the American flag floating against the white clouds in the blue sky, the little paths over the roots of the trees leading from camp to camp. This was the American family at play, escaping the city heat.”
― E.B. White