There is nothing quite as summery as sitting lake-side, eating cherries and hanging out with a good friend. Elk lake is simply stunning, even though it borders the highway. Its lake is a faded denim blue, with small curving waves, and tangles of green weed just below the surface. Its a local’s favorite spot for swimming, rowing, canoeing, and lounging by. It was warm out today, warm enough to want to go swimming in the lukewarm water, but not quite.

Anat and I sat in the shade of one of those big trees on the grassy lawn at Elk lake. We even had the foresight to bring chairs and pillows and that sort of thing. Now that we are all finished with school, “good times” and plans-for-the-future are the most favored topics. We just sat and had a wonderful time talking and admiring the lake. She has a terribly contagious laugh. 😀

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