Category Archives: Photos

Photo Challenge: A Tour of Michigan’s Cascades, Gentle and Wild

There is a waterfall in every dream. Cool and crystal clear, it falls gently on the sleeper, cleansing the mind and soothing the soul.
–Virginia Alison

A tour of Michigan would be incomplete  without pausing  along the way to listen to the music of  waterfalls, from a gentle stream near my home to the crescendo of  a roaring river in the forest primeval of the Upper Peninsula.

Photo Challenge:  Tour Guide  

 

Fleming Creek, Michigan

Au Sable River

Iargo Springs, Michigan

Tacquamenon Falls, Michigan

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Photo Challenge, Beloved: Life and Food for Future Years

While here I stand, not only with the sense
Of present pleasure, but with pleasing thoughts
That in this moment there is life and food
For future years.

–William Wordsworth, Tintern Abbey

Still, the sound of this woodland stream whispering over the rocks brings back fond memories of boyhood summer vacations spent with my grandfather.  “Life and food for future years,” indeed.

Photo Challenge:     Beloved   

 

 

Huron National Forest

Pine River, Michigan

pine river, michigan

WPC Ever Vigilant: Deer amidst the Parade of Seasons

Deer through the seasons in my corner of Michigan.  They are always curious, but ever vigilant.  For the photographer, this translates into having a few seconds to capture them in an alert pose, muscles taut, before they bolt into the woods.

Photo Challenge:   Variations on a Theme

 

Kensington Park, Michigan

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Saturday Monet: Atmosphere, Light, and Life

For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life – the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.

Claude Monet

WPC: Expressive Variations, Seasons of a Lake

“A lake is a landscape’s most expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”

—Henry David Thoreau

In Michigan, we have the added pleasure of watching the lakes and their environs change through the seasons.  Lush green is followed by amber and red, which is succeeded by icy blues and whites.  Each has its own charms and memories.  As a bonus, this particular lake is nestled in suburban Detroit.

Photo Challenge:  Variations on a Theme  

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Newburgh Lake, Michigan