Category Archives: Photos

The Miraculous in the Common

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Greenery has returned in all its splendor to the lakes of Michigan.

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

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Photo Challenge: A Twisted Course through the Wilderness

The Tacquamenon River in Michigan’s upper peninsula snakes a twisted course through the wilderness, and along the way crashes over waterfalls where the river channel has cut through rocks from the basement of time.

Photo Challenge:  Twisted   

 

Tacquamenon River, Michgan

Photo Challenge: Great Lakes’ Humble Beginnings

In the Great Lakes state, there is an abundance of liquid attractions.  But, even Lake Superior, which could easily pass for  a freshwater inland sea, has its humble beginnings in laughing springs and rippling brooks.   A few of Michigan’s modest tributaries for your viewing enjoyment.

 

Photo Challenge:  Liquid 

Au Sable River

Iargo Springs, Michigan

pine river, michigan

Pine River, Michigan

Warren Dunes state park

Painterville Creek, Michigan

Photo Challenge: Magical Places…to the Invisible

Magical places are always beautiful and deserve to be contemplated.  Always stay on the bridge between the invisible and the visible
—Paulo Coehlo

Photo Challenge: Places  

Magical light in the wilderness forest of Michigan creates a tranquil harbor for the soul, north of the tempestuous Tacquahmenon River.

Tacquahmenon Park, Michigan

Tacquahmenon River, Michigan

 

 

The Swollen and the Scrawny

Sure signs of Spring in Michigan: swollen streams and skinny deer.  Not to worry, though, as you can see the deer are foraging heartily  to put on needed pounds.  At this locale, they were much more concerned about nibbling tender green shoots than they were about an errant human wandering into their neighborhood.

Fleming Creek, Michigan

Photo Challenge, Unlikely: Pugnacious Squirrels and Laid Back Rattlers

 

Three unlikely sights along a Michigan woodland trail.

A pugnacious squirrel.  I think he is saying:  Is that all you got?

 

Photo Challenge:  Unlikely  

 

A rattlesnake: rare in Michigan.   I have never seen one until stumbling across this  (fortunately) lethargic reptile.

Massasauga rattlesnake

And this Leaning Tower of Pine, dipping in salute to the meandering Sturgeon River

pigeon river, michigan

Sturgeon River, Michigan