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Les Fleurs, Toujours–Flowers, Always

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

Henri Matisse

where flowers bask in the sunshine

 

Matthaei Gardens, Michigan

 

Voyage of Discovery in a Familiar Venue

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust

This  park on rolling hills overlooking  exurban Detroit, and  an easy drive  from my home, offers a familiar venue for casual conversations with Nature.  But, the  light filtering through the leaves above to dapple the forest floor allows–if a favorable mood appears–for  seeing  the woods anew on any given sultry, summer afternoon.

Kensington Park, Michigan

the road less traveled by

Kensington Park, Michigan

Saturday Camus: Our First and Our 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

Huron National Forest, Michigan