Monday, July 8, 2013

Blue Monday - Water Pollution

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I love to look at bodies of water, whether it be a stream, a pond, a lake, a river, or an ocean.
On a recent drive, Johnny and I spotted this idyllic scene.
Just look at that Blue sky and the Blue water! (sigh)

Upon closer inspection, it's easy to see that the adjoining farmland is polluting the lake. 
By using too much  fertilizer, the excess runs off into the lake and plants grow. 
Notice the vegetation growing on top of the water to the right.

Peeking through these trees, we can see the beginnings.

Another area of the same lake shows almost total coverage.

Happy Blue Monday!


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SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

What a lovely spot! Happy Blue Monday and Thank you so much for hosting, Sally! Winter greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Sarah said...

Hope you had a beautiful 4th. Happy Blue Monday!

Rob Hunt said...

Thanks for hosting Blue Monday Sally. This week I had a lot of blue in my post.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Wonder if 'anyone in power' is going to pay attention to the lake pollution.

Thanks for hosting Sally, I added blue licence plates today.


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It is a shame this pretty lake is being polluted like this! Hope that local authorities will help to clean it up. Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

Lina Gustina said...

What a pity. Anyway, the place still looks peaceful for me.

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Delightful photos of this scenic spot.
Thanks for hosting, Sally!

Annette P.-L. said...

Happy Blue Monday from Germany! I´m here for the first time! I like your blog.

Hazel said...

I like the feeling of peace in the images. Lovely too. Happy Blue Monday, Sally.


Minoru Saito said...

Hi! What things we can do? I hope something would become better. Thank you for hosting.

SarahBeth said...

Still a lovely spot, although that last photo was a shocker! Have a happy Blue Monday!

Anonymous said...

Really creative water shots ~ Great composition and lovely colors ~ Happy Day to You.

Grandmother Wren said...

Hi Sally -
nice to be back at Blue Monday -
thanks for still hosting!
Those look like pond lilies overgrowing the lake? We have a serious problem with an invasive weed (forgot the name of it) here in CT. Algae too. Hope it gets resolved....

Sue McPeak said...

Hi Sally...gosh, it's been too long since I joined in on Blue Monday. I've missed Ya'll!!!! What a cute photo on your header. As for those invasive 'Wild Lily Plants'...we have them here in Texas, too. As pretty as they are, they can sure take over in a hurry.

Thanks for hosting. Hope you are having a great summer.

Sue CollectInTexasGal~Today's Post~
Baby's Pink and Blue...It's A Test of Time

Unknown said...

That really stinks. I've seen a lot of that in many of the lakes in the area. I see people fishing and wonder if there's anything left or healthy in the water... little turtles habitat being destroyed :-( Thanks for bringing this to our attention...

Marice said...

Ouch! That has to be fixed! :(

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sally,
I had a little blue today so I just linked up. Your shot is beautiful! I love scenes like that but those are a lot of lily pads?? Thanks for hosting and I hope you're having a lovely Summer.



Gope you had a lovely patriotic weekend dear Sally. Ok, photo again, lol..DO NOT WORRY! I'm happy to be here, that's all!
Have a happy week, sweet lady.

LadyD Piano said...

Wonderful series of photos. Great composition. A really nice view, so serene.

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, these colors are exquisite, beautiful place!

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, I just posted my Blue Monday post. I have tried to compose the post three time this morning and twice I had to reboot my computer and lost the posts.Yikes. They say the 3rd time is "the charm," so here it is. Finally.

Our grands have all gone home but they left us both with a cold. Cody was sick and shard it with us. I was too tired last night to do my post. They left Sunday and some on Saturday. The quiet is so nice but we miss them already. We had a wonderful two weeks but my computer time was nil.

The lake you shard is a beautiful setting. What a shame it is compromised by the nearby farm land. It is sad to see that situation in so many places. Our world today huh?

Since I have been on my computer since this morning I will wish you a Happy Blue Monday and take a nap. It is only because I love you that I did this post 'three' times!!!
xo Jeanne

Janice Kay Schaub said...

Thank you for hosting as always and giving us all a chance to find new blogs and new friends. I truly appreciate it

joyh82 said...

What beautiful spots. Great photos too. I love going to lakes. Only been to the Ocean twice. Hope to get back to one soon. Have a great week Sally!

LV said...

Sorry I am slow in my comments today. Some mornings are just that way. That was a nice drive you and Johnny h ad. We have lakes in East Texas that are solid with growth, but are very interesting to see.

Unknown said...

If I had my wish, I would live on the shore of water (but unfortunately these houses are always more expensive)! Happy Monday:)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

It's a sad world we live in, where nothing is at it appears at first!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

oh mi goodness. So much stuff growing there! Is there any way to stop it? Your images are gorgeous... I am from Creative Every Day and now, want to check out Blue Monday next week. :~)

Its a delight to "meet" you! My post for CED has blue, but it feels like that is cheating. LOL.

Maude Lynn said...

That's happening a lot, I fear.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful spot, I hope they can fix the pollution problem.
Happy Blue Monday!

photodoug said...

Run-off is a problem in our area too. Thanks for giving this concern a photographic treatment. Trust your 4th went well.

Maria's Space said...

That looks like a beautiful place to just BE Sally.

Unknown said...

Hi Sally, I've posted my Blue Monday but when I clicked Mr. Linky, I could't post anything there. So, I think I will put it in here instead ^^

Here is my Blue Monday

Thank you and Happy Blue Monday!


Annesphamily said...

I missed you all last week! I will be here tonight! I always enjoy your blues Sally! You share something new all the time! Have a good week!