I took this photo last weekend of Emily and Reece standing on the bank of the lake. Where they are standing used to be water, but the lake has been partially drained for the purpose of cleaning it and restocking it with fish. This lake holds many memories: Girl Scout retreats, learning to waterski, lazy afternoons with a fishing pole, countless picnics, and exploring the forest with my niece and nephew. My brother, Don, visits this lake almost every day to run. I love to drive out there ocasionally and take a book and lawn chair and stay for hours. I'm hoping that city officials will continue to improve it, as they are doing now, so that everyone can enjoy it for many years to come. I posted this in honor of mamasaysom.com's water theme for the week.