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.
A very different and very wonderful walk here:
Whoa! What a scene this is! The water is nearly like glass, the color, the light, the composition...everything is so well done.
How strange, I was just talking about water features at a friend's blog minutes ago!
you're right sometimes man made is the way to go.....
Gill in Canada
Lovely photo! :)
It is a lovely lake, very pretty scene!
Lovely photo, Brenda! I'd love to walk around there! :)
Love the gorgeous mountains! Beautiful scenery with cloud formations reflecting in the water!
the synchoronisation of nature and man sparkles in the poem.
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.
A beautiful sight. And how very wonderful for all that care was given where needed. Now so many can enjoy its beauty!
A lovely photo - it looks wonderful when enlarged, YOu can wee the ripples on the water and the reflections are marvelous.
Melbourne Daily Photo
I love it wether it is Jesus made or man made : ) It is so pretty. Water makes me feel tranquil! : )
A very beautiful spot for biking - so glad someone thought to improve a site that has so much other viewing to offer.
"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.
Have a wonderful week.
What a perfect pic, looks good enough for a postcard!
This one made me smile. Sometimes man-made is pretty awesome!
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