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Subtle Something that Renews the Spirit

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
–Robert Louis Stevenson

just inland from Lake Huron

Huron National Forest, Michigan

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Away, You Rollin’ River

A picture taken today from the High Banks of the Au Sable River.   A perfect summer day in northern Michigan, with the clouds coasting on a warm breeze.

Au Sable River, Michigan

As a Stranger, Give It Welcome

The power of the suggestive is much greater than the statement of reality.
C.W. Mundy

 

And so it is that dappled sunlight reflected on a brook can touch you with a feeling of serenity that will re-visit you later, perhaps unexpectedly.  If this seems strange, then as a stranger give it welcome.

Matthaei Gardens, Michigan

An Unexpected Gift on a Summer’s Day

Sometimes the most beautiful thing is precisely the one that comes unexpectedly and unearned, hence something given truly as a present

Anna Freud

And so it was with this little jewel of a lake, which suddenly appeared out of the woods as I was turning the corner on a country road.

Huron National Forest, MIchigan

 

 

Sand, Wind, and Time Weave their Magic

Along the Lake Michigan coastline,  the onshore breezes have been piling up mountainous sand dunes  since the last Ice Age.  Nature has employed her  instruments of sand, wind, and time to fashion a wondrous landscape.  But, even In this harsh environment, life is ever encroaching on the sands.

 

Warren Dunes, Michigan

Warren Dunes, Michigan