A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.
Henry David Thoreau
Is there anything more peaceful than a quiet, pristine lake? Anything at all? A sapphire mirror which, upon closer inspection, reveals a treasure trove of jewel-like stones, darting rainbow fish, ethereal ribbons of aquatic leaves, and the unsearchable depth of our own nature dancing just below the surface.
Here in the middle of the city, in a bustling, crowded coffee shop, with my laptop and a cup of peppermint tea, I'm dreaming of the lake we visited last weekend. It's along the Dragonfly Children's Trail in Mueller State Park, tucked deep into the eastern folds of the Colorado Rockies. I should be working; writing recipes, editing photos, but I'm feeling a bit dreamy this morning. Are you?
Wishing you a peaceful, serene weekend. May you have the opportunity to contemplate the depth of your own nature at a lake near you. A new recipe is coming soon.