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Grateful for Flowers

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
—Claude Monet

The University of Michigan has a wonderful botanical gardens a short drive away from me.   Always a rewarding visit, especially as summer reaches full bloom.

Matthaei Gardens, Michigan

Continual Awakening

For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life – the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.

Claude Monet

near Ann Arbor, Michigan

Photo Challenge, Waiting for Autumn: Monet and Me

Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.

Claude Monet

I’m not Monet by any means, but he is an inspiration for my photography.  I just try to convey, through light, my feeling for places in Nature.  This being the locale for my walk yesterday as summer begins to  bid a long farewell to Michigan.  We are waiting for autumn.

Photo Challenge:  Waiting  


Fleming Creek, Michigan, as summer wanes