Saturday, February 20, 2010

On Track

Brenda Bryant
 
SCENIC SUNDAY
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ON TRACK
We tend to think 'au naturel' is always the way to go,
But take a look at our lovely Lake Macquarie!
When we came here to Australia many years ago
The edges of the lake were sad and sorry.
The Lake was a thing of beauty, as you see it is today,
But mud was a feature, as were noxious weeds;
Till some bright spark suggested a lasting remedy:
'A cycle-track's exactly what it needs!'
So we now see the retaining walls, as far as the eye can see,
Built in a truly sympathetic way,
Following every natural curve, and skirting every tree,
Enhancing every turn and every bay.
We walk along the cycle-track,( I took this photo from it),
The pleasure that it brings makes my heart glad.
Nature's beautiful, I know, but it pays us to remember
That not everything that's man-made is all bad.
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A very different and very wonderful walk here:

20 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

Whoa! What a scene this is! The water is nearly like glass, the color, the light, the composition...everything is so well done.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Oh beauty!
Lovely photo!

mrsnesbitt said...

How strange, I was just talking about water features at a friend's blog minutes ago!

Gill - That British Woman said...

you're right sometimes man made is the way to go.....

Gill in Canada

Wildhearts said...

Lovely photo! :)

eileeninmd said...

It is a lovely lake, very pretty scene!

maryt/theteach said...

Lovely photo, Brenda! I'd love to walk around there! :)

Ebie said...

Love the gorgeous mountains! Beautiful scenery with cloud formations reflecting in the water!

Kat said...

the synchoronisation of nature and man sparkles in the poem.

Ann said...

Your warm water plus the rich nutrient is conducive to the obnoxious weeds. I see it in many of your Australian lakes.

Otherwise it is a beautiful lake. Time to jump in and cool off.

Cheryl said...

A beautiful sight. And how very wonderful for all that care was given where needed. Now so many can enjoy its beauty!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

A lovely photo - it looks wonderful when enlarged, YOu can wee the ripples on the water and the reflections are marvelous.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Life with Kaishon said...

I love it wether it is Jesus made or man made : ) It is so pretty. Water makes me feel tranquil! : )

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

A very beautiful spot for biking - so glad someone thought to improve a site that has so much other viewing to offer.

Sonya said...

Just beautiful...

Joanna Jenkins said...

"The pleasure that it brings makes my heart glad." Love that-- It makes my heart glad too.

Thanks for sharing your city. Have a great week.

jj

Adoption of Jane said...

Beautiful!!!

Prairiemaid said...

Very lovely!

Have a wonderful week.

Erin said...

What a perfect pic, looks good enough for a postcard!

Unknown Mami said...

This one made me smile. Sometimes man-made is pretty awesome!