Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
~ Wallace Stevens
Step slightly back in time as we take another walk along the shoreline of Peterborough's Little Lake. These pics were actually snapped during the latter part of the summer but I know you folks have never balked at photographic time travel before, so please join me.
When a stone is dropped into a pond, the water continues quivering even after the stone has sunk to the bottom. ~ Arthur GoldenThis is called The Launch Pad. Peterborough is full of whimsical, creative artists and these slingshot-styled resting spots are proof of that.
My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. I said, 'Mom, they weren't trying to teach you how to swim. ~ Paula PoundstoneHow handy to live right across the road from the public dock.
It was one of those places where mist lingers well into the day and the dawn chorus starts early.
~ Fennel HudsonWater birds of all kinds are not too shy in the presence of people - even those of us who are toting a camera.
Looking out over the lake, I felt enveloped in the most peaceful, loving utopia. ~ Laurie Kahn
This girl sat for quite a while - probably listening to music, texting occasionally - but mostly enjoying her surroundings.
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 ThoreauAnd then I happened upon these guys. There are two dogs and they show up on the pier with their people most pleasant evenings, anxious to fetch the tennis balls from the lake.
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. ~ Loren EiseleyOn this day, the daughter had just tossed the ball for her canine friend.
Man is troubled by what might be called the Dog Wish, a strange and involved compulsion to be as happy and carefree as a dog. ~ James ThurberAnd nothing could hold this baby back.
Water is sufficient...the spirit moves over water. ~ Friedrich NietzscheDad was gearing up to throw this one out for the other pooch. Gotta love the look of anticipation.
He had as much fun in the water as any person I have known. You didn't have to throw a stick in the water to get him to go in. Of course, he would bring back a stick to you if you did throw one in. He would even have brought back a piano if you had thrown one in. ~ James ThurberYou'd think he'd have been launched from one of those slingshots.
Moody and withdrawn, the lake unites a haunting loveliness to a raw desolateness. ~ Dale MorganWhile waiting for the pooches to return, I noticed some charcoal art on the cement.
Take the broken pieces of your life, bake a master cake out of it. Don't stand still like a lake; keep flowing like a stream! ~ Israelmore AyivorEach of them after their own tennis ball, though sometimes the stronger swimmer would steal his buddy's ball and make him swim back without it.
The water doesn't know how old you are. ~ Dara TorresAt a different dock, kids were having fun jumping off into the water.
A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable. ~ William WordsworthAnd speaking of lakes, this photo was taken a couple of days before moving from my previous dwelling - the final sunrise that I witnessed while living there.
I have many more photos from that time. I continued to snap some even though I stopped blogging in March for a few months. Eventually I'll sprinkle them in among my future posts.
Well here's one more..
Today's blog post was brought to you by the letter R.
Honor the river, stream, lake, or well that makes possible your life, your town, or your city.
~ Gail Thomas
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