Category Archives: Quotations

WPC: Who Is the Real Magician?

“I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches
and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize
that the real magician was light itself“.
…Edward Steichen…

In Michigan, we are welcoming the return of Spring and its special magic, dropping from Heaven, filtering through the treetops, and leaving gossamer strands of light below.

Photo Challenge:  Atop 


the road less traveled by

Kensington Park, Michigan

Photo Challenge: Blue and Gold in a Lake’s Mirror

I had the whole sky in my eyes and it was blue and gold.

—Albert Camus, L’Etranger

Blue and Gold complement each other as dusk softly envelops a Michigan lake.  Tranquility is your companion  on a humid July evening.

Photo Challenge:  A Good Match


Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Michigan lake

Summertime Dream for a January Day

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

Matthaei Gardens, Michigan

Matthaei Gardens, Michigan

An Intoxicating Quality of Feeling

The enjoyment of beauty has a peculiar, mildly intoxicating quality of feeling. Beauty has no obvious use; nor is there any clear cultural necessity for it. Yet civilization could not do without it.

–Sigmund Freud

Kensington Park, Michigan

Kensington Park, Michigan

WPC: Life Emits a Fragrance like Sweet-Scented Herbs

If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs,

…is more elastic, more starry, more immortal- that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself.

Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Photo Challenge: Ambience

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Newburgh Lake, Michigan