Category Archives: Quotations

Simply Necessary to Love

Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
—Claude Monet

The Impressionists have been an inspiration to me, in seeing and feeling the light of Nature.

Fleming Creek, Michigan


Uncertain Glory

It seems that summer has haltingly arrived in Michigan, following a long, cool spring that lingered well past its welcome and reminded me of the Bard’s lament.  This local lake is, fortunately, only a short drive for me.

O, how this spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of a May day;
Which now shows all the beauty of the sun,
And by and by a cloud takes all away.

Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Newburgh Lake, 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

Our First and Last Love

In the light, the earth remains our first and our last love. Our brothers and sisters are breathing under the same sky as we; justice is a living thing. Now is born that strange joy which helps one live and die, and which we shall never again postpone to a later time.
Albert Camus, The Rebel

Huron National Forest

Pine River, Michigan
Huron National Forest