Tag Archives: Life

Art of Overlooking

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

William James

A quote that now holds personal meaning for me, as James suggests we choose not to respond to most negativity, either in our present or stored in the attic of  the past.

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

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Shadow of a Divine Perfection

The true work of art is but the shadow of a divine perfection.

—Michelangelo

On this day in 1512, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was opened to the public for the first time.

Several years later, I took this photo at one of my favorite haunts, Iargo Springs in the Huron National Forest, Michigan

 

au sable river, michigan

Huron National Forest, Michigan

Sand, Wind, and Time Weave their Magic

Along the Lake Michigan coastline,  the onshore breezes have been piling up mountainous sand dunes  since the last Ice Age.  Nature has employed her  instruments of sand, wind, and time to fashion a wondrous landscape.  But, even In this harsh environment, life is ever encroaching on the sands.

 

Warren Dunes, Michigan

Warren Dunes, Michigan

Sunday Cathedral in the Ancient Trees

This is the largest stand of unlogged trees in Michigan, at Hartwick Pines.  Some of the oldest began their life’s journey  when the early French explorers were paddling their canoes on the Great Lakes in the 1700s.  By late evening, the sunlight has fled the lower stories of the forest, leaving its golden traces aloft.

Hartwick Pines, Michigan