Her Infinite Variety

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety.

–Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra

Over the course of my visits spanning several decades, this secluded cove along Michigan’s Au Sable River has remained a pristine jewel.

Au Sable River, Michigan

7 thoughts on “Her Infinite Variety

  1. Osyth

    Is the river bed sandy there? Given that it is called Au Sable … whatever the bed it flows over it is idyllic and you chose the perfect words from Ant and Cleo to illustrate your fabulous photo.

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    1. Tom Schultz Post author

      The river does have a sandy bottom. And there are sandy bare patches on the bluffs above the river that were once used to roll logs down to the river for transport to lumber mills. However, I believe the “to the sands” name comes from the river’s destination: Lake Huron, with its sandy beaches and which is the 2nd largest of the Great Lakes.

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      1. Osyth

        Interesting … I love understanding the origins of names because there is generally something tangible that caused our ancestors to fall on an epithet. I would not have know that Lake Huron has sandy beaches. Now I do. I love the learning I get from you!

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