Lake Crabtree County Park, Wake County, NC, is 5 miles from Raleigh, on the edge of Cary, NC. Lake Crabtree is a 520 acre flood control impoundment that was designed to double as a recreational facility.
Lake Crabtree is on Aviation Parkway, next to Interstate 40, Exit 285, and offers great accessibility for local residents who want a quick picnic in quiet woods near water.
I wonder how many of these offices have a set of binoculars in them for lake viewing?
In the upper end of Lake Crabtree there are usually a couple of Great Blue Herons looking for fish. Not today, but the shallows seem to be generally fertile for them.
Lazy sunshine dapples the lake late in a hazy day: