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Melody of Light and Shadow

The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.
–Wolfgang Mozart

The layers of the forest create an ever-changing melody of light and shadow.

near Ann Arbor, Michigan


Swirling of Swollen Creeks

Early Spring, as Michigan comes to life with a renewal  of yellow-green foliage and the playful melodies of swollen creeks rushing past.  This stream  is not far from me, near the University of Michigan’s prolific Matthaei Gardens.

Fleming Creek, Michigan


Earth has Music: Allegro Vivace

The earth has music for those who listen.
George Santayana

On a frosty “Spring” day,  I am looking forward to return visits this summer to the great forests of northern Michigan.  The pristine Sturgeon River in this photo  sings a lively tune as it passes beneath a highway bridge.  I recall when I first looked on this scene in wonder  and listened to the rushing waters, and the serene l feeling of that memory returns.

Sturgeon River, Michigan

Sturgeon River, Michigan

The Shadow of Divine Perfection on a Detroit December Night

I had the good fortune to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra perform Handel’s Messiah on Friday. Truly, an uplifting piece of music. “The true work of art is but the shadow of Divine perfection,” as one artist said. And who am I to disagree with Michelangelo?

When the Green, Dark Forest was Too Silent to be Real

Happy Canada Day!

Photo:  the Athabasca River in Jasper National Park, Alberta.  I had occasion to drive the Icefields Parkway along the Athabasca a few times back in the day and I can attest that it’s one of the great drives on our planet.

When the green, dark forest was too silent to be real.
—Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian Railroad Trilogy

Athabasca River, Alberta

Canadian Rockies, Alberta

Peyto Lake, Alberta

Photo Challenge: Music of a Ghostly Presence


Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane
by those who could not hear the music.
–Friedrich Nietzsche

The autumn colors and the late day sun work their magic,  painting the woods with a ghostly presence.

Photo Challenge:  Out of this World 

Kensington Park Michigan autumn fall