Monday, October 18, 2010
Off the gravel roads of Mound MN, you can find a clear, deep lake called "Little Long". There is no beach--only a boat dock and a small grassy area by the parking lot--but the lake has a small devoted following. Scuba divers, triathletes, dog owners and floating party barge attendees all congregate there. Young men and women on inner tubes dot the lake like the lily pads close to shore. Dragonflies dive bomb and occasionally a loon calls. It has become a summer custom of mine to swim across the lake and back, then sit on the dock and mindfully soak up the sun.