Photo Journal

Photo Journal: Lake Murray

Before I get carried away by this post,
Myra, Iphigene, and I would like to greet Singapore a
Happy 47th Birthday!!

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Today’s Photo Journal chronicles the exhausting but fun adventure I had at Lake Murray, a reservoir located within the Mission Trails Regional Park in La Mesa, CA. I have seen a few friends post their sunset pictures in this place, and it was truly magnificent. I didn’t go during sundown, however. I went there mid-morning, and it was a bright, sunny day (not to mention hot!). Here are a few pictures taken and edited through my iPhone 4.

I call this shot The Fisherman. See him?

A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable.
~ William Wordsworth

Though not clearly visible, there are stones hanging on the tree branch.

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

This is the other “half” of the previous photo.

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.
~ e.e. cummings

One of my favorite shots that day.

The great fact in life, the always possible escape from dullness, was the lake. The sun rose out of it, the day began there; it was like an open door that nobody could shut. The land and all its dreariness could never close in on you. You had only to look at the lake, and you knew you would soon be free.
~ Willa Cather

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.
~ William Butler Yeats

Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to work on her non-fiction reading. Fats likes a good mystery but is not too fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats likes to shop pet apparel for her cat Penny (who absolutely loathes it).

3 comments on “Photo Journal: Lake Murray

  1. The photos look amazing. Once again, I envy the filters you used here. What did you use for the 2nd photo? the blue and green one with the stones?

    And yes, Majulah Singapura!


  2. Love the photos! Lake Murray looks like a great place to have a picnic and spend the day! 🙂


  3. Pingback: August Round Up and the Winner for the AWB Reading Challenge «

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