Category Archives: Photos

Summer, Again

“It is summer again,” this Michigan brook whispers as it passes by you and disappears around the bend.


A Fragrance like Flowers and Sweet-Scented Herbs

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

Matthaei Gardens, Michigan

CWW: Crossing a Bridge from Dormancy to Awakening

The Spring awakening of the Michigan landscape,  from the viewpoint of one bridge.

And who shall say–whatever disenchantment follows–that we ever forget magic; or that we can ever betray, on this leaden earth, the apple-tree, the singing, and the gold?

Thomas Wolfe, Look Homeward, Angel

Cee’s Which Way Challenge  

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


WPC: A Continuing Journey, Keep on Your Own Path

Participating in the Weekly Photo Challenge has motivated me to re-discover many familiar sights in my locale of Michigan–and to share them with many newfound friends.

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.

Claude Monet

Photo Challenge;  Favorites   


Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
Vincent Van Gogh

Pigeon River Forest, Michigan

Every path but your own is the path of fate.  Keep on your own track then.

–Henry David Thoreau