Lakes- still waters run deep

August 10: Water: Lakes

Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays (a Photo or Writing Challenge)

Unlike the flowing water of the river and streams, lakes are still and silent. The water is at peace, staying in one place and providing a mirror to reflect the beauty around it.

Sitting by the lakeside, you experience the quiet beauty and strength of nature which not only provides us with internal peace but also evokes a sense of gratitude for belonging to this magnificent universe.

A few lakes that I have visited, or plan to visit sometime;

Reflection Lake- Mount Rainier- Washington

We visited here in June 2019. The place and it’s atmosphere was so serene. Despite the fact that there were many people there, the sense of calm was overwhelming. The still water reflects the surrounding landscape and the beautiful cloudy sky to perfection.

Attabad Lake, Hunza/ Gilgit- Pakistan

Attabad lake was created in 2010 due to a major landslide in Attabad. It’s a natural wonder and one can still see the trees which were submerged when the landslide caused Hunza river to flood the valley and form the lake. I plan to go there one day. This photo was taken by my son when he and his wife visited this place three years ago.

Written for;WQW #30: Enjoying Great Lakes and Not-So-Great Lakes, hosted by Marsha



74 thoughts on “Lakes- still waters run deep

  1. I love the color of the lake in Pakistan. As close as I lived to Seattle, and as often as I went there, I never went to Reflection Lake in Mt. Rainier. My first husband came from Seattle and we visited his mom and sisters every three weeks for the first few years of our marriage. There are so many wonderful lakes in Washington, and I have so few pictures. A big regret! Thanks for sharing these pics, Sadje.

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    1. Thanks Marsha! Yes the Attabad lake is beautiful and it’s color is unique. Reflection lake was awesome too. It’s midway to the top of mount Reiner and not a lot of driving involved.

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    1. Thanks a lot Leyde. I lived on and off in Washington for 5 years when my daughter was doing PhD at university of Washington. It’s a beautiful place with wonderful people

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  2. Nature is amazing. I actually rode a paddlewheel boat in a Man-made lake in Arizona. It was so long ago though that I do not recall the name. I do know that in our rental car that we made many twists and turns and over a few one lane bridges and through ‘cacti’ forrests to get there. 🙂

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