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?