Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: On The Water

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one
in its net of wonder forever.”
– Jacques Yves Cousteau

“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.”

– Wallace Stevens

When despair for the world grows in me…
I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me
the day-blind stars waiting with their light.
For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
– Wendell Berry

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

Being “On The Water” is a perfect vantage point for reflections on vastness, on stillness, on currents and exhilarating sparkles of light. There is perhaps no better environment to illustrate the simultaneous refreshment and danger of being alive on this planet. Our impact on our waterways, our uses and abuses of water, will affect future generations of all species in great ripples and waves. Take care, but enjoy the beauty around you whenever you find yourself on the water.

Congratulations to our guest host this week – John – for an excellent Challenge post!

18 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: On The Water

  1. You are so right about the refreshment and dangers that come either Ayers
    And good reminder to all take heed of how we treat the water sources
    Oh and fun to read a / Cousteau quote – it has been a long time and your photos are wonder

    • I can still hear his lilting English with that French accent in my ears while imagining him in his little red knit cap. Those specials onboard the Calypso were big occasions in my house growing up. We were rarely allowed to watch TV, but an episode of The Undersea World of Jacque Cousteau was a high priority!

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