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Moonlight Walks the Water: Breathtaking Beauty on a Texas Lake

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Sometimes I get events and occurrences out of sequence. My heart and mind are torn between reality and truth, and the plastic ingredients of the world. Energy goes into making a living, buying, and storing more “stuff,” watching the clock, hurrying to and fro, and worrying about things that usually dissolve into nothingness. In this rush to live, I lose sight of the true beauty and the bountiful blessings in life. My march is too quick and direction is misguided, so I speed past what are the sustaining juices that make life wonderful.

To gaze upon a field of bluebonnets, their stout, purple heads nodding in spring breezes is unparalleled by any man-made beauty. My nostrils are filled with fragrance of their maturing, and my ears are abuzz with the friendliness of their wave.

Moonlight Walks the Water: Breathtaking Beauty on a Texas Lake

Photo: Pixabay

About a hundred yards from my house is a small spring-fed and crystal-rich loch called Emerald Lake. During the day the lake is a visual world of activity. Neighborly ducks socialize in the deep part, later chasing minnows into the shadows of cattails in the far lagoon. Willows near the shoreline harbor wrens, sparrows, larks and a multiplicity of songbirds, while stately elm and cottonwoods provide foliage for cranky crows and high-flying hawks taking a sabbatical for rest.

Humans patronize the lake of a day, accompanied by fishing gear or adventuresome dogs. The voices of playful children cling from lofty clouds that sprinkle their laughter across a nearby hidden valley. Largemouth bass cruise the water’s surface seeking an insect morsel and occasionally flash their silver-green fins into reflective, azure blue sky. Catfish sulk and scavenge the bottom, eating anything that has escaped the sunlit surface, later seeking the confines of the mud beds in the inlets. A world of beauty.

Moonlight Walks the Water: Breathtaking Beauty on a Texas Lake
Photo: Pixabay

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