We used to live in the state that prides itself to be “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” We used to take the lakes for granted, driving on the frozen surface with our vehicle (OK I drove while everyone else in the vehicle freaked out), treating it as a nuisance at times because by golly that’s where the bazillion mosquitoes breed their gatrillion offspring!
Well, we don’t have that problem now. In this new city, there are very very few bodies of water. There are some, but seems to me quite a few are man-made. It’s just not the same.
One never realize what one has until it is gone.