"A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. The fluviatile trees next the shore are the slender eyelashes which fringe it, and the wooded hills and cliffs around are its overhanging brows."
~ Henry David Thoreau
Another pictorial example of the climate/landscape differences in Oregon. Detroit Lake is in the wet, western part of Oregon, Lake Billy Chinook is located in the High Desert of Central Oregon.