There are many traps in our lives. We can be trapped in the classroom, trapped in our offices, even trapped in our our minds, or in our moods. I took this photo on Higgins Lake in Michigan to remind myself of the necessity of escape, the power of nature, and the simple joy of a summer's day. I was 3 months old when my parents first brought me to this lake and about 8 years old when I got my first camera. My oldest grandson is now 8 years old and he can still enjoy the crystal clear waters of Northern Michigan. I hope that all who see this photo will find an occasional escape to their own Higgins Lake.