Tag Archives: nature

This Day

Nothing is worth more than this day.

Johann Goethe

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

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“…and pondered them in her heart.”

And they that heard it wondered at the things which the shepherds told.

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

Luke 2: 18-19

May we all ponder in our heart the things of special meaning to us.

Fleming Creek, Michigan

Happy Solstice, from Daisy

Daisy      Do you ever watch for the longest day of the year and
then miss it?

Jay Gatsby          Don’t you mean the shortest day of the year, Daisy?

Daisy                   Jay, I’m p-p-paralyzed with happiness that the days will be
getting longer now.
(a few liberties with Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby)

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Gift from Athena

Athena sent them a favorable wind, a strong-blowing West wind that sang over the wine dark sea.
The Odyssey

 

Summer musings on a gray November day:  one of Michigan’s inland “seas,” Lake Michigan, the dunes that line her leeward shore, and the visitors who play there at the invitation of  warm temperatures and blue skies.

Warren Dunes and Lake Michigan

Warren Dunes and Lake Michigan

A World in a….Drop of Water

This day, in 1757, William Blake was born

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
—William Blake

Or, he might have said, in a drop of water, suspended in time on its path  between underground springs and the great river which is its destiny.

Iargo Springs, Michigan