“Not every lake dreams to be an ocean.
Blessed are the ones who are happy with whom they are.”
― Mehmet Murat ildan
“Looking out over the lake, I felt enveloped in the most peaceful, loving utopia.”
― Laurie Kahn
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.”
– John Muir, The Yosemite (1912).
“But in every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
~John Muir, July 1877
Photos by Florence Brooks at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, July 2016