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…so Wonderfully Changes and Renews a weary 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

photo taken in a quiet  space for renewal, Kensington Park, just northwest of Detroit, an area of wooded hills and lakes set aside 100 years ago by someone with great foresight.

Southern Michigan forest


He Won’t Back Down


Just because it’s time for a pugnacious squirrel photo.

And in today’s news, Ford Motor Co, headquartered in  Dearborn, Michigan, announced that it will be partnering with 3M to produce “powered air-purifying respirators” for the safety of medical care providers.  In addition, Ford and its production workers  will begin producing 100,000 plastic face shields weekly.  “The company will also use its 3D printing machinery to make disposable respirators,”  USA Today reported.



Common Decency Against the Plague

…there’s no question of heroism in all this. It’s a matter of common decency. That’s an idea which may make some people smile, but the only means of fighting a plague is – common decency.
Albert Camus, The Plague

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Pigeon River state forest, Michigan

The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a person’s  heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.

Albert Camus

Photo Challenge: Clouds, Pines, Road Converge

I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

There are many such roads and trails in the forests of northern Michigan, and I had the pleasure of discovering, or re-discovering, a few of them last summer.

Photo Challenge:  Converge

Huron National Forest, Michigan

Huron National Forest, Michigan