Feasting My Eyes and My Soul

I’d never had any particular interest in seeing Crater Lake, probably because the photos of the lake are so ubiquitous, but everyone I talked to about my return trip recommended that I go. So I did. And wow. Photos simply do not do the place justice, not even my photos. The park is astonishingly beautiful, from Annie’s Spring on the way to the crater,

to the sculpted cliffs,

to the mountains in the distance,

to the lake itself.

If anything, the day was too perfect, at least too perfect for a photograph. While my eyes could distinguish the edge of the lake where the cliffs were mirrored in the water, the camera could not, so the photos came out looking weird with those upside down cliffs.

And yet, totally awesome. I’d planned to stop by, take a photo, and wander around for a few minutes to stretch my legs, but I ended staying most of the day. I simply could not stop feasting my eyes and my soul.


Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels UnfinishedMadame ZeeZee’s Nightmare, Light BringerMore Deaths Than OneA Spark of Heavenly Fireand Daughter Am IBertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.

10 Responses to “Feasting My Eyes and My Soul”

  1. nivaladiva Says:

    Ah yes, Crater Lake is amazing!!! I stopped there on my road trip from California to NY. Your photos are stunning!! So glad you went and captured this special place.

  2. fotosbykarin Says:

    Wow such a beautiful lake, great pictures !

  3. rami ungar the writer Says:

    Maybe you should consider making calendars. There’s software to make it easy and free to do. With those photos, you could make a really nice calendar. I’d buy some for the family for the holidays.

  4. Malcolm R. Campbell Says:

    Went there when I was little. Thought it was neat.

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