Category Archives: Photos

A European Time Traveler Visits Michigan

Time-traveler Sophia, Princess Palatine, left her home in 17th century Netherlands to visit one of my favorite parks in 21st century suburban Detroit as part of the Institute of Arts’ novel advertising campaign.  She seems to be enjoying the floral bloom of spring.

Mystic Chords and Memories

You must know that there is nothing higher, or stronger, or sounder, or more useful afterwards in life, than some good memory, especially a memory from childhood.”
Alexei Karamazov

The northern Michigan woods speak to me across the years of boyhood vacations with my grandparents, and the warmth and affection they gave me as their special gifts.  A lake appearing from behind the veil of pines can touch those mystic chords and the memories return like a long lost friend.

Hartwick Pines, Michigan

A Summer Medley of Light and Shadow

“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

The early evening medley of light, shadow, and reflection plays at a nearby lake. Summer has haltingly arrived in my corner of the Great Lakes state.

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

WPC: Fall Time Favorites

Autumn is a second Spring, when every leaf is a flower.
—-Albert Camus

And so it has been the last few years  in Michigan, when the abundant colors were mirrored in the myriad of lakes and streams–generously having given me material for Photo Challenges past.

Photo Challenge:  Favorites  

newburgh lake, michigan

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Matthaei Gardens, Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

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