Thoreau says it best

A lake is a 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 in Walden

So enjoyed speaking about the Great Lakes yesterday to about 100 people at Washtenaw Community College.  Heartwarming that so many love the lakes and care about their condition and welfare.  Especially loved having friends Kathe and Susan there.  While I presented technical descriptions of  just  what a lake is, I still think Thoreau says it best.  Agree?

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4 thoughts on “Thoreau says it best

  1. Karen, your presentation was amazing–worth the time you spent prerparing for it!! It was clear, informative, fascinating with much information a native Michigander like me didn’t even know.; Your photos are always wonderful. What a terrific program that was. I bet your students love your course. Kudos to you and WCC.

    • I know, weird. I checked quite a few sources like Good Reads and all had the semicolon. I was tempted to even change it. I probably should sit down with my copy of Walden at some point and find that section. I’ve carried the quote around with me for a very long time.

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