On Labor Day I was driving near Des Moines. It was a pleasant day, so I decided to drive over to a small lake near the city. I just wanted to walk around and do nothing but enjoy being outdoors.
Here's the spot I found.
It met my requirements. A picnic table to sit at and read my book. Lots of space. A view of the water. And quiet. Very, very quiet.
I could see boats on the water. I particularly liked this little sail boat.
Here. You can see it a bit better in this picture.
Of course I saw lots of little fishing boats moving across the water. On this lake they are not allowed to make a wake.
I saw this little path. I liked the wild flowers and followed it to the water.
I took off my shoes and waded in. The water felt good and cool.
Walking along the shore I noticed this piece of concrete on the edge of the water. I waded over to it. It was a perfect spot to sit and totally secluded.
Looking to the left I saw this view. I liked the tree hanging over the water.
Sitting on this slab of concrete I looked out over the lake. I could see boats of various types. However, I was glad to be where I was. This was just fine.
Looking the other way, the lake looked quiet and peaceful.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have your little quiet place you can retreat to every so often.