Lake Michigan was the first Lake I met. As a small child my parents took me sailing on the Lake. I remember its frosty cold and choppy water. I liked that Lake but was eager to get away from it. Color it green.
My travels to South America introduced me to Lake Titicaca which sits at an elevation of more than 12,00 feet in the Andes Mountains. It is nestled between Peru and Bolivia was considered a sacred place to the Inca. I found it to have sparkling ripples. Color it icy blue.
In Europe I encountered Lake Geneva which is bordered by France and Switzerland. In Montreux sits the Chateau de Chillon was immortolized by Lord Bryon’s poem, the Prisoner of Chillon. Color it sky blue.
At sunset one evening I came upon a small glimpse of a glowing orange streak at the edge of the horizon which increased in size and brightness to become Lake Malawi. One of my all time favorite lakes it is enclosed by the country of the same name, Tanzania and Mozambique. As I drew closer to the lake its lovely shades of red, orange, gold, white and slithers of black. Color it orange.
I leave you with my impression of “Malawi”, a mixed media piece I completed in 2006.