Lydia Tomkiw, Bella Vista High School - 11th grade
A lonely park bench looks out over the serene Mono Lake. Hundreds of people have stopped, sat down, and gazed out onto this lake. Each person has taken something different away from the awe-inspiring landscape. The seasons may slowly flow into each other, but the park bench will always remain as a marker. Although times change, the beauty of California does not. For me, Mono Lake is a calm, beautiful place that remains undisturbed by the years. Mono Lake in all of its beauty embodies California. Whether it is high up in the mountains or down by the beach, California is a unique landscape, incomparable to anything else in the world.
© 2006 Ludia Tomkiw, Displayed with permission.