Photo Challenge: Light Shines in the Darkness

The light from above, streaming down through a forest canopy, will always stop me in my tracks and capture my attention.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.

–John 1:5

A few words  apropos for a troubled time in the United States.

Photo Challenge:  Shiny 

 

au sable river, michigan

Huron National Forest, Michigan

Hartwick Pines State Park

Hartwick Pines, Michigan

Tacquahmenon State Park, Michigan

“…Seeks to Understand Other Men and Women…”

The spirit of liberty is the spirit that is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the minds of other men and women; the spirit of liberty is the spirit that weighs their interests alongside its own without bias.

Judge Learned Hand, 1944

…and alas a spirit that is noticeably absent from the current
political and cultural landscape of the United States.

Photo Challenge: Winter’s Elements–“Cruel and Fierce Storms”

Would you believe the elements of a Michigan January: Earth, Air, Water & Frozen Water?

As I read in a colorful legal opinion from long ago, “They that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp and violent, subject to cruel and fierce storms, dangerous to travel to known places . . .”

Photo Challenge:  Elemental   

Fleming Creek, Michigan

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Photo Challenge: Water’s Texture Like Capricious Emotions

 

The texture  of water is no more constant than the spectrum of human emotions.   In a wild river, it can be rough and raucous.  While in a northern lake, its surface can reflect the summer sky as if the still water were a mirror.  And then there are those streams where water’s texture can evoke the whimsical on a warm afternoon.

 

Photo Challenge:  Texture    

Tacquahmenon River, Michigan

au sable river, michigan

Au Sable River, Michigan