When I walked up to get the photo, a giant heron flew away. All of the lakes are artificial, of course. Since the mid-1980's, it has been illegal for developers to use ground water for decorative lakes. It is wasteful to use deep wells to pump water out just for decorative lakes, with the water evaporating in our low humidity.
Today is Sunday, so we have new photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. This week we are showing photos of the Italian village of Cernobbi on the shores of Lake Como. It is best known as the site of the Villa d'Este, one of the most elegant hotels in the world. But the village has its own charm, as I am sure you will agree if you take a look at the photos.