Monday, May 7, 2007

Firm Deadline

We were across the lake in Mandeville yesterday visiting relatives. I got the task of driving the truck back from the restaurant while my wife and her sister road the bikes along the lakefront. So when I saw this pair fishing in the sunset I pulled over and took the opportunity for a shot for the blog.

My wife grew up in Mandeville when it was a sleepy village of less than 2,000. Now it is very urbanized. But, the lakefront has kept its character. A great place for jogging, biking, fishing, even swimming -- about 20 years ago the lake was so polluted you would want to swim --that was caused by sewer dumping into canals then into the lake and dredging for clam shells. But today the lake is nearly back to its pristine beauty.

--steve buser

12 comments:

Nathalie said...

Brilliant change to the condition of the lake. Which shows that efforts make a difference. Hope this sets an example for many other lakes. We have a few similar cases in France.

Irina said...

Beautiful photo! It looks very tender and peaceful, I like it a lot.

kris said...

Love the shot! trust the lake will continue to provide many recreation for the community in years to come

Victoria said...

Great shot!

Lessie said...

Gorgeous photo. Really nice -- love the mood it creates.

Chris & Deb said...

wonderful shot!
timeless!

Aloha said...

Really evocative photo, you can just imagine the story line, and that great color! Very nice...

Dsole said...

wow
wow
WOW!
I can't express my words and impressions in english so, don't say nothing... just.. WOW ;)

Dan said...

interesting how the pole disappears when it crosses the sun.

by the way, Thanks for visiting my blog

slinger said...

my favorite photo of the day.

Zsolt said...

this is really a wonderful photo! Not only the lights but the romantic topic, too

Lothiane said...

This is a lovely photo. :)