Saturday, October 15, 2005

Craighead Forest Lake

Emily and Reece at the lake
Originally uploaded by Aunt Vanessa.
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's water theme for the week.


Suburban Turmoil said...

This is a wonderful picture. They are lucky to have such a loving aunt!

Nicole said...

I love places like this that serve as a setting for so many memories. Those kids are awesome.

And can I just say that I think it is great how you reinterpret the "mama" as "aunt" and do things your own way!

Krystyn said...

I love it. It makes me want to visit, I really hope the city will continue to improve the area because it sounds like a treasure.