Lake photos in winter

I live in a fairly (s)urbanized area that has pockets of lovely natural settings. Near me is a small, popular lake. No swimming, rare boating, some fishing, but mostly viewing – there’s a wide pedestrian path that circles it and it is regularly trod by many.

I visit the lake more in warmer weather, but then so does everybody else and it can be quite busy with picnickers, walkers, large groups, radios, kids, bikers, joggers, dogs, and so on. Also, mosquitoes and ticks are an issue in the summer, not to mention, frankly, the funky smell that wafts from the water.

I have been to this lake many times and while I have always appreciated it, I was able to see it with fresh eyes by taking pictures one day last week. (I’d taken the occasional photo in the past but only with film, so my photos were rationed and of questionable quality at that.) I went hog-wild and it felt very decadent to take so many shots. A few of them are really quite nice. I felt invigorated and exuberant when I was done. Being outside on a cold day, near water, and really focusing on my surroundings, moved my spirits.

P_20150115_150929

IMG_20150119_095012

P_20150115_150110

P_20150115_150025

P_20150115_145954

P_20150115_145744

P_20150115_145455

P_20150115_145442

P_20150115_145440

P_20150115_145231

P_20150115_145221

P_20150115_145116

P_20150115_145100

P_20150115_144845

P_20150115_144838

P_20150115_144805

P_20150115_144736

P_20150115_144727

P_20150115_144718

P_20150115_144159

 

P_20150115_144116

 

P_20150115_144053

 

P_20150115_143948

 

P_20150115_143854

 

P_20150115_142523

 

P_20150115_142442

 

P_20150115_142125

 

P_20150115_142117

IMG_20150115_164637

P_20150115_141944

P_20150115_141651

P_20150115_141418

IMG_20150119_095703

P_20150115_141338

Advertisements

13 thoughts on “Lake photos in winter

          1. markbialczak

            Oops. I know it’s Colette. My fingers had a mind of their own, though. Auto pilot. They have poured millions and millions into cleaning Onondaga Lake, federally mandated because Allied Chemicals used it as its sewer for decades before closing its doors. Now they have finished the last phase, which was dredging and covering parts with a foot of unpenetrable material the bottom that could not be dredged, and have proclaimed it amongst the cleanest city-adjoining lakes in the nation. Wildlife has been coming back for more than a decade. It no longer has any smell. I hope they are right. I like Onondaga Lake Park and its trail. It does mean business.

            Liked by 1 person

            Reply
            1. writerinsoul Post author

              Thanks. I just looked it up. A million annual visitors! http://onondagacountyparks.com/onondaga-lake-park/ Man, I love the internet (I even looked at the clean-up website). The little park video is great. I’ve never seen bikes with little roofs/covers like that and I am very envious of the TRAM. However, I do note the video is not of wicked winter temps with bundled-uppeople being blown around the trails…

              Like

            2. markbialczak

              I admire your propensity for researching, Colette. Therefore, I’m going to give you four easy clicks displaying my love of Onondaga Lake. The first three are from summer walks, the last is from a winter walk. I took pictures. No videos, though.

              http://markbialczak.com/2014/05/12/its-time-to-return-to-the-lake-with-happy-dog-ellie-b/

              http://markbialczak.com/2014/05/19/a-wheelie-good-time-at-the-park/

              http://markbialczak.com/2014/05/14/i-might-even-give-it-a-catchy-new-nickname/

              http://markbialczak.com/2013/11/14/the-walking-trails-along-onondaga-lake-shouldnt-be-a-dirty-little-secret/

              Liked by 1 person

  1. Pingback: Signs of Problems… | WriterInSoul

  2. Pingback: Halloween haunts on the lake trail….mwahahaha! | WriterInSoul

Have something you'd like to say about this?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s