Tarn Hows is one of the many gems in the English Lake District. There are a lot of ‘tarns’ and ‘hows’ in that part of the world: tjörn is an Old Norse word meaning ‘small mountain lake’ and haugr is from the Old Norse for hill or mound.
Stately homes on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District of England
The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains (or fells), and its associations with William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets and also with Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin.
Windermere lake, at 10.5 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep, is the largest natural lake in both the Lake District and in England, and is fed by numerous rivers. The long thin lake itself forms the central spine of the Windermere lake area of the Lake District.
One of the most memorable vistas at Hart Square (North Carolina) – is the Chapel of Peace sited on a gentle hill beneath the treeline across the upper lake.
A bench view of the serenity of the chapel reflections in the lake.
Swan Lake is the second largest lake in Waldo County, Maine. Originally known as Goose Pond, during the 19th century it came increasingly to be referred to as Swan Lake, after the town of Swanville, Maine, which before incorporation had been known as the Plantation of Swan.
A view of the lake from a bench at Swan Lake State Park
Lake James is a large reservoir in the mountains of Western North Carolina. It is named for tobacco tycoon and benefactor of Duke University, James Buchanan Duke. The lake, with surface elevation of 1200 ft, lies behind a series of four earthen dams.
A view of the lake and beach from a bench at Lake James State Park.
Serenity at a lake in the mountains of Japan. Slide image circa 1985 converted to digital.