The most attractive places for me to roam. Places with their own smell, their own feel and secrets we shall never learn. Places like the forest, the sea and the mountains. Places where you can get lost with your thoughts or lose your thoughts altogether. And the most alluring aspect is that these places set their own rhythm. Time, like a dream can expand and contract and if you are indeed one of the lucky few it may cease altogether.
A Great Lake in the winter is a strange place indeed. No sand and very little sunlight. An ice shelf accumulates along the shoreline creating rifts and valleys, volcanoes of freezing water and ice mounds that can swallow a human whole.