This is a photo of Abraham Lake on highway 11 east of Red Deer, named after Silas Abraham a native resident of the Saskatchewan Valley in the 1900’s. I first saw this lake a few years ago and was astounded by its colour, a rich turquoise. It is more of an aqua colour at this time of year because of the silt from spring run-off but probably by the time of posting will have changed to a deeper tone. One of my favourite spots is Windy Point which is where I was when I took the photo. This is the calmest that I have experienced it in three visits. I like it because of the colours and I can get close to the water and see and feel the energy. Windy Point lives up to its name and I have had to do some serious cleaning of my sensor after being here because the wind blows all sorts of debris into my camera without taking off the lens. It is a long lake , 32 kilometers that stretches from outside Nordegg to the Sakatchewan Crossing at the mountains. man-made, and has a dam, the Big Horn, at the east end that you can see in this photo on the right.