Caumont lake

The lake calls at end of day

words replaced by rustling leaves

thoughts clarified in reflective waters

emotions stilled with hues of green

hope restored as clouds drift on

at end of day, the lake gives.

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When nobody’s looking;

Frogs bellow broken trumpets across waters. Jackdaw screeches an octave or two higher. Winter ducks beep their horns in percussion.

Elderly carp laze in sunlit dapples. Tiny turtle clambers the bank for some rest. Mother coypu and infants leave their damp den to play, preen and graze. Fox seeks his supper. Deer pass by. Badger, marten and wildboar stop for a drink.

So visit the lake for tranquility, but remember what happens when nobody’s looking.

Coypus were brought to France from South America for their fur. Later they colonised in the wild alongside rivers and lakes. Sadly they are considered pests now and culled yearly. I have fond memories of Mr. Coypu who overcame his timidness for love of a piece of bread each time we visited.
Coypus were brought to France from South America for their fur. Later they colonised in the wild alongside rivers and lakes. Sadly they are considered pests now and culled yearly. I have fond memories of Mr. Coypu who overcame his timidness for love of a piece of bread each time we visited.
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4 thoughts on “Caumont lake

    1. Hi, I know nothing about who built Caumont lake. My guess is that a nearby farm created it, put money into it because it’s very well made. It’s filled by a close spring and was probably used for keeping fish. Because it’s dammed it makes beautiful symmetric photos, as you can see. vron

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  1. I’ve not come across that name in my research, but surely you’re right. Coypu sounds like American Indian (not that I know anything about language), but hardly surprising because they are native to that continent. I think they ate them here too. They are so sweet and timid.

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