Water. It has a powerful effect, and not only on the landscape. How is it that we are so drawn to be near or in the water? How can it be so refreshing to remove shoes and take time to wade out into the lake or creek? A favorite sound for me is that of the running water, whether a creek lined with colorful pebbles or water trickling over mossy stones. These are the views that I love seeking out on a hot summer day.