“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.
Day and night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs.
—Henry David Thoreau
Autumn is a second Spring, when every leaf is a flower.
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
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
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.
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