Nature Essay

879 words - 4 pages

“Natures Undistinguished Elements”

On a typical fall day, Lake Michigan can speak a language of its own. The lake relates a story of flowing waves, bobbing boats, and soaring birds.

        As the white-crested, blue waves drift towards the foamy shores, they bring with them a long history. Many of these waves have traveled for miles to arrive here in Milwaukee, and as they reach the rocky shores, the long, rolling journey comes to an abrupt and ferocious end with waves crashing against the sides of jagged, granite rock. The chilled water sprays scattered droplets through the crisp air, and where they land, no one really knows. Some of the droplets may end up splashing to a halt on a nearby grain of sand, only to be evaporated by the heat of the radiant sun. While others may just vanish into the thin air. However, many waves never survive long enough to reach the shores. Arriving from all directions at a pier or causeway, they flow together in intricate patterns greeting each other and sharing the stories of their journeys. At times, these waves seem to dance as they flow north to south, and then change directions, drifting to the east and then back to the west as if they were gliding smoothly across a newly waxed dance floor. Yet it is not only the crystal clear water that contributes to the beauty of the scene.
The variety of boats that harbor in the bays and ports around Lake Michigan also add to the excitement of a normal day on the lake. The powerboats roar a story of freedom. Everyday, flocks of speedboats propel themselves across the waves flattening the wakes of previous boats and flying limitlessly across the water, skimming the tops of the waves, gaining more and more speed in an endless dance of acceleration. Further out, other motorboats can be seen drifting across the lake being tossed up and down at the mercy of the powerful white-capped waves, but it is not only gas-driven engines that form the scene.
Gliding ever so gracefully over the water, sailboats can be seen at the lake on a regular basis. The wind, a sailboat's best friend, billows the sailboat's sails and sends the elegant boats across the lake ever so smoothly. The wind strength causes the acceleration and deceleration of the boats movement across the glassy lake, like a skater gliding over frozen, mirrored ice.
Adding to the attractiveness of the lakeshore, birds can be seen soaring through the crisp skies and drifting through the cool waters around Lake Michigan. Probably the most common...

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