Photo Challenge, Texture: Fur, Fuzz, & Feathers

The natural world displays a constantly changing array of textures.  In the individual life, from egg to adult, from fuzz to feathers.  And in the evolutionary tale, variations including feathers and fur.


Photo Challenge:  Texture  

Photo Challenge, Satisfaction: A Summer Sun’s Invitation

Always satisfying when the summer sun sends you an invitation to walk out on a woodland train, and the more so when awaiting you at the end of the trail is a pond mirroring the sky.

Photo Challenge:  Satisfaction 

The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won’t wait while you do the work.

-Erik Erikson


Photo Challenge, Satisfaction: Watching the Seasons on Parade


The changing of the seasons is a satisfying perk  for Michigan natives, as these scenes from a nearby lake show.

Autumn is a second spring, where every leaf is a flower.

–Albert Camus


Photo Challenge:  Satisfaction  



newburgh lake, michigan

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Photo Challenge, Satisfaction: Serenity Coasting on the Summer Breeze

 A broad river mirroring a summer sky or a two-track lane’s invitation to explore a pine forest  each whisper satisfaction to me.

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

Henry David Thoreau


Photo Challenge:  Satisfaction 


au sable river, michigan

Au Sable River, Michigan

Pigeon River forest. Michigan


Photo Challenge, Unusual: Leaning Pine of Pigeon River

Vertical, not diagonal–that is how we usually  think of trees.  But, here’s a testament to tenacity, a  tree I caught defying  forest geometry.  Rather than the Leaning Tower of Pisa; Michigan boasts its own Leaning Pine of Pigeon River.

Photo Challenge:  Unusual  


pigeon river, michigan

Pigeon River forest, Michigan