We pretty much skipped school this week, and did a lot of swimming instead. The lake has been beautiful, which makes us especially happy because it was at risk of dying from cyanobacteria outbreaks. Luckily, it seems to be in a process of self-cleaning, and is fine to swim in again.
The lake was the main reason we moved here.
It is said to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
Lu had his first dip in the lake when he was 3 months old,
swam in the shallow waters by the beach as a toddler,
and now he's diving off the rocks into the deep water.
We are so grateful for our healthy lake,
and so sorry for the sickness we caused it with our trash,
use of fertilizers, soaps, chemicals, motors...
I hope that we are the people who will re-learn to respect the world we live in - the air we breathe, the water we drink, the earth that feeds us, and the beauty that inspires us.