Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

“A normal lake is knowable. A Great Lake can hold all the mysteries of an ocean, and then some.”
― Dan Egan, The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

“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

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

When Tina invited me to delve into my photo archives for a look at something All Wet, I immediately thought of Lake Michigan.

This truly Great Lake is an old friend. I have visited its shores while living in Illinois and Wisconsin and while vacationing in Michigan and Indiana. I have been to the northernmost shore and the southernmost. It always impresses me with its size.

Four generations of my family have submerged themselves in its waters. I knew it as a playground when I was a little girl. I worked in a museum on its shores half a century later and came to know more of its power and importance. 

I find it unfathomable in every sense because there’s so much to know and imagine about its history, its living presence, and its intricate and moody details. I will leave you with a gallery of images to peak your curiosity. 

 

15 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

  1. We’ve moved from the Cleveland area to the Chicago area and are now far from the Great Lakes in Arizona. The Great Lakes are truly great and wonderful. We miss them.

    janet

    • Thanks, Ana. There is a season just after snow melt and before the water is warm enough for algae to bloom that the water is crystal clear and you can see sunken ships from the surface. It’s a lake with many mysteries.

  2. I remember my husband and I took a huge ferry from one side to the other and I was totally stunned on how ocean-like it was. What a gorgeous work of nature’s art. Thanks for the fond memory and beautiful images Priscilla

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