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Summertime Dream

While with an eye made quiet by the power
Of harmony, and the deep power of joy,
We see into the life of things.

–William Wordsworth, Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey

Summer has returned to Michigan, and on a sultry  June day  a weathered bridge beckons you to explore and enjoy the forest.

Kensington Park, Michigan


The Unexpected Discovery

The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.
–Werner Heisenberg

An amazing guy, who was one of principal creators of quantum mechanics; he  published his famous Uncertainty Principle at the ripe old age of 26.

Photo Challenge: Place of Still Waters

He leads me beside still waters.
Psalm 23

Three views from a quiet cove along northern Michigan’s Au Sable River, as its swift current slows on the journey to Lake Huron.

Photo Challenge:  Place  


Au Sable River, Michigan

Au Sable River, Michigan

au sable river, michigan

Au Sable River, Michigan

Photo Challenge: A Place Where Beauty Is Renewed

Beauty perishes in life, but is immortal in art.
—Leonardo Da Vinci


Photo Challenge:  Place  

This tranquil lake  is an easy half hour drive from my home.

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

zooming in for a closer look at some residents basking in the sun

and Mom gives the kids a swimming lesson

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Denizens of Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Photo Challenge: A Deer’s Unlikely Moment Frozen

Capturing a deer with lifted hoof,  poised to bolt into the woods–now, that’s unlikely.  In the lower picture, a woodland denizen displays the more usual attitude of watchful curiosity.

Photo Challenge:  Unlikely 


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See you later!

Kensington Park, Michigan

Kensington Park, Michigan

Somewhere I Read of the Freedom of Speech

In bygone times, when you came across a political commentator  you found annoying, the solution was to change the channel. Now, an online mob forms with the fervent intention of silencing the offending voice. To the cyber barricades!   Hashtag campaigns, public shaming, boycott the advertisers! And ironically the mobs are often composed of those who label their opponents “authoritarian.” Ah, but the Constitution’s  45 word First Amendment and its resilient spirit of free speech  has proven to be  the most reliable bulwark against real authoritarians.