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Monday, October 12, 2009

Lake Arrowhead Views and more ...

Scenic Sunday and Color Carnival
are in the next post

Last weekend I drove
a friend up to Arrowhead
where she used to live

"I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that - sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements." Henry David Thoreau

"No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength." Jack Kerouac

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." John Muir

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

"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

"Never be afraid to sit awhile and think."
Lorraine Hansberry
, A Raisin in the Sun

Click to embiggen for better viewing
and for others participating in Blue Monday

Midweek Blues
See more blue watery outdoor photos in my Mosaic Monday post
at Small Reflections

Thought for Today
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." John Muir


jeanne said...

Arrowhead is a beautiful place. The blue water is so deep in color. I agree and love your John Muir quote.

Hugs, Jeanne

Mary Bergfeld said...

Your photos of the lake are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful Blue Monday.

LV said...

What a beautiful area. I really enjoyed seeing all those great scenes from Arrowhead.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What an absolutely magnificent place! And thank you for sharing this spot with us. I'm used to the ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, but I always enjoy seeing lakes that are this magnificent!

Happy Blue Monday...


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

That looks like such a nice place - very peaceful, for long walks around the lake - Not to mention picture taking! heheheh

George said...

Your photos of Lake Arrowhead. The quotes you included help explain why lakes are so calming when we visit them.

Shy said...

What a breathtaking view.

Sandee said...

What a beautiful lake it is too. The photographs are breathtakingly beautiful.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Sally said...

Ah, how I'd like to visit! Happy Blue Monday.

Debbie@Like a Rose said...

That is some beautiful blue!

I played today too.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome photos of the lake, the sky and trees make it a lovely scene.

Ebie said...

The lake is so peaceful and blue. I see a tint of golden leaves. Love the ducks too!

Suburban Girl said...

Beautiful shots. I love lakes. I hope to retire near one. Love that mosaic of the ducks.

Jim said...

Lots of great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Pacey said...

Those photos of the blue blue waters are just inviting. What a great weather for you to be on outdoors. Have a nice week.

gengen said...

Pretty and cool shots for watery Wednesday.

Unknown said...

love the Jack Kerouac quote. lovely shots.

Regina said...

Great photos and lovely scenes.

Calico Crazy said...

Lovely photos, it looks like a great place to live.

Calico Contemplations

Martha Z said...

Great post, I enjoyed the pictues but the quotes you found really spoke to me.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shots, did you have a chance to ride the paddle boat? I did not get the chance, hope you enjoyed your trip!

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

Thank u so much for your visit.
Great shots..love it, sweetheart

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

What a beautiful and serene setting. I love mountain lakes and trees! Happy WW

annies home said...

great autumn pictures

Martha said...

Majestic views!

My ABC & Watery Wednesday

Wildflowerhouse said...

Beautiful photo's and verse. Sharon

Jim said...

You did good, S.T! Good for the post and writing and good for your friend. I like forests.
We live less than a mile from the Sam Houston National Forest (one of four National Forests in Texas, it is located 50 miles north of Houston. The forest contains 163, 037 acres.).
Happy MidWeek Blues,

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