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WPC: Expressive Variations, Seasons of a Lake

“A lake is a landscape’s most expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”

—Henry David Thoreau

In Michigan, we have the added pleasure of watching the lakes and their environs change through the seasons.  Lush green is followed by amber and red, which is succeeded by icy blues and whites.  Each has its own charms and memories.  As a bonus, this particular lake is nestled in suburban Detroit.

Photo Challenge:  Variations on a Theme  

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Newburgh Lake, Michigan


Photo Challenge: Peace Comes Dropping Slow

For peace comes dropping slow
–W.B. Yeats

And so it does on a winter’s day, when silence fills the woods as a presence you can touch.

Photo Challenge:  Silence


Fleming Creek, Michigan

Photo Challenge, Favorites: Sunlight, Play and Renewal

Always in search of the playful quality of light in Michigan’s forests, I happened upon this scene confirming summer’s renewal.

“Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.”
– Jean Piaget

Photo Challenge:  Favorites  

near Ann Arbor, Michigan