Rewind to this sunset in mid-January at Lake Washington. Its been hard to say whether it was the setting sun that brought out all the life to these pictures or was it all the life in these pictures that brought out the setting sun.
I know, I know! We're all ready into Spring, so what am I doing with this Winter Lilies talk? For starters, life gets busy so I'm a little behind. Second, is anyone opposed to this? Its a creative portfolio... I'm just here to have fun and share some thought along the way!
So here's the scoop on Lake Washington. I remember this quiet, somewhat tucked-away lakefront park from when I was dating in high school and probably for reasons we don't have to get into right here. Over the years, I've seen this place bustle with activity. I've come out here lately during runs, bike rides and the photos you've probably seen on here of sunsets and moonlit landscape photography. It isn't much, but its definitely a memory of my hometown.
As document by John M. Eriksen, Lake Washington was discovered in 1844 by U.S. Deputy Surveyor Colonel Henry Washington, when Brevard County inherited the boundaries of the old St. Lucie County.
As the largest lake in Brevard County, Lake Washington measures approximately four miles in length by one and a half miles in width. The St. Johns River, which stretches nearly 200 miles from Palm Bay to Jacksonville, serves as inflow and outflow sources of the lake. Today, Lake Washington and the neighboring John A. Buckley Surface Water Treatment Plant provides two-thirds of Melbourne, Florida's potable water.
Are you in the area and want to see this place for yourself? Check out the map below for directions. While I'm not certain of the business information, I've seen airboat rides come and go from the park's boat ramp on a number of occasions!