Lake Life~

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Would you like to live an alpine life,
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by the lapping shores,
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of a languid lake,
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high in your mountain hideaway.
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You might never feel lonesome,
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with wild creatures for comfort,
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because there is nothing more lonely,
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than a crowd of people.
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Cheers to you from some mountain sanctuaries~

269 thoughts on “Lake Life~

  1. I’m torn between wanting to be stranded there for the vast eye candy -vs- a city dweller for comforts and culture. After living in the country for 25 years, I remember how isolated I felt at times. Maybe if I could have all my buds in little cottages with front porches to visit. To say your photo’s are intensely beautiful is so inadequate, there just aren’t enough superlatives. But to echo many travellers, I’ll say, “a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there” x B

    • It basically comes down to an introversion vs extroversion scale. Introverts are comforted by solitude and avoid crowds, extroverts tend to be less comfortable with solitude and prefer being around lots of people~

  2. Breathtaking … in summer and in winter for different reasons. I would join you there Cindy 💛 Thank you for sharing these special mountain lakes!

  3. Whoa Cindy! That first photo is unbelievable with the clarity of the water and the reflection playing behind. Just exquisite! thanks for bringing us beautify week after week… xo

  4. These are superb. I’m lucky enough to be writing this from the Finnish Lakeland so while I don’t have any mountains I have stunning lakes too. And no, no loneliness either. Far too many mozzies in the evenings!!!

  5. Oh, I would absolutely want to live there! With all the non-man made sights and sounds (and soothing ones at that), solitude in nature satisfies my brain so much more than the urban jungle does. We’re of like mind here! <3

  6. Give me wide open spaces with clean fresh air, awesome scenery and wildlife any day! Your photos have captured the beauty and serenity that I love Cindy.

  7. “And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high,
    I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky.
    I know he’d be a poor man if he never saw an eagle fly,
    Friends around the campfire and everybody’s high
    Rocky Mountain high, Colorado.” ~
    🙂 🙂 🙂
    A pleasure to see any mountain

  8. Miss those views!! Loved Colorado Springs CO the best of all the places I’ve lived. Nothing like falling asleep on the top of Pikes Peak listening to the rustling of Aspen leaves 🙂 Thank you for this post Cindy!

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  10. I love the photos, Cindy. Coming from Montana-Big Sky country, I got the same serene feeling looking at these pictures. Really nurtures the soul. Thank you <3

  11. Sweet reminders of our visit to Rocky Mountain National Park two years ago. The first shot, especially, reminded me of one of the gorgeous lakes we stumbled upon – either Dream Lake or Nymph Lake, I’ve forgotten which was which after all the time.

    Beautiful photos. They make me want to go back to the mountains, back to hiking woodland trails. I read once where it’s impossible to be in a bad mood when you walk through a forest. I believe that to be true!

  12. Cindy, these pictures are lovely. They remind me of summers we spent at a lake in Northern Saskatchewan. Even though I was little I remember how great it was. Then in my “tweens” we were here in BC and summered at another more populated lake. However, it was still a simpler life than the city where my friend and I could go horseback riding in the day and to the fun park in the evening without our parents worrying. Now, in my middle age phase I still love going to a lake even for a day to feel the peace and calm it brings. Thanks for sharing and giving me my memories!

    • Comments like this make bloggin so rewarding! Thank you for taking the time to share your childhood memories. These memories form core inner resources in you that can be drawn upon at will to take you soaring back to these beautiful places whenever you want or need to. Be well Lydia and thank you~

      • Oops, I posted too soon.
        We were to find a happy place where we felt happy and alive. For me it was a waterfall tucked in a little corner of paradise. You had to walk along the salmon ladders (which was awesome in itself) and over a couple of wood bridges. The trek took about a half hour on foot. The falls were noisy and there were only rocks around so it wasn’t beautiful but I felt like I could scream about my pain and only God and the fish could hear me. So, that is where I have “gone” in my head for 25 years of chronic pain. So, water has played a huge part in my life.

      • The power of visualizing a place in which you feel a deep emotional and spiritual connection cannot be underestimated. It is powerful and improves with practice as you well know. I am very glad you found your mental escape place~

  13. Gorgeous photos, Cindy. The peacefulness of the place is evident, and I love lakes with water so clear. Around here the water is brown and you can’t see the bottom except at the water’s edge. Thanks for taking me there!

    • Thank you and welcome! It is a pleasure to visit your blog. Bloggers provide a different forum than is available in mainstream media for viewing the world and it is a forum that I treasure. <3

  14. Lovely prose. Beautiful photos. I am a water girl. I need to be near water, but alas, unless my sprinkler system goes off accidentally and sprays me in my bed, the only water I feel is when my aid washes my hair 🙂 Thank you for sharing this inspiring post.

  15. From the mapping and feel of ghost towns of your last post, to this incredible view of mother nature and her valley’s and vistas ~ magic indeed. I like the line “nothing more lonely than a crowd of people…” 🙂

  16. I am not positive if I wrote a comment about the beautiful, placid lake photographs, Cindy. I love the way they look so clean and clear, the reflections are gorgeous. I would like these locations as a “getaway,” maybe I could visit you? 🙂
    I would miss my small town life with my seven grandies and my three grown children living close by. . . Hugs, Robin xo

  17. Another stunning post Cindy. Being in the foothills of the Pyrenees, it is not quite so high and instead of a lake it is where the Pyrenees bow to the Mediterranean. I’ve always had salt water in my veins so it seems we both have it all! 😀 xx

  18. “Would you like to live an alpine life”
    In this setting…, from May til October, then I’d have to head for a nice beach in Florida, Cuz. Both hold a great amount of beauty and attraction for me. 🙂

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  21. beautiful words and the pictures are breathtaking. I would love to holiday there, maybe live! I have a young adult daughter whom I can take her out of London but I cannot take London out of her huh!

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