It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Lake

A couple of houses down from where I live , is The Lake.
It is peaceful and pretty and now and then you get to see an egret strolling around.
I appreciate it being there, it is pretty and yet I never actually walked over and looked at it or sat by the lake and read a book or something.
So I decided to walk over, sit down with my camera and just enjoy the quiet .. the only sound is the water sound from the fountain and an occasional jet zooming way high overhead.
I should have brought a book ...

Then I remembered .. there is always a possibility of an alligator in the lake.
They come in through the waterways that feed the lake / keep it full of water ..
So while I was sitting there, an alligator could have come over to sit beside me .. or have a bite ..

I think I will appreciate the lake from afar ... an upstairs window perhaps ... a car maybe ..


angiemanzi said...

Looks like a beautiful day there though.

Terra Hangen said...

Oh dear, a tranquil moment and then recalling a possible hungry alligator. It looks very inviting to sit and look or read.

liparifam said...

Agree - alligators are so frightening!

beyondbeige said...

Alligators and snakes, this is why I could never live in Florida. Oh, and bugs the size of your hand and humidity. Stuff of my nightmares. lol

NotesFromAbroad said...

bb .. Right after I moved in here, a green snake managed to come inside the lanai , under the screen door .. I knew it was safe, the cats freaked out but I just opened the door and swept him out ... then went to my room and had a meltdown :)
I don't want to be in Florida anymore either .. not the wildlife but the weather .. I don't do hurricanes lol

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