The light from above, streaming down through a forest canopy, will always stop me in my tracks and capture my attention.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.
A few words apropos for a troubled time in the United States.
Photo Challenge: Shiny
Huron National Forest, Michigan
Hartwick Pines, Michigan
Tacquahmenon State Park, Michigan
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, no matter how measured or far away.
–Henry David Thoreau
On the 200th anniversary of Thoreau’s birth, this view from northern Michigan’s forest primeval.
Pigeon River Forest, Michigan
Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane
by those who could not hear the music.
The crimsons of autumn are but a transient visitor, too soon faded and eclipsed by winter’s shadow.
Photo Challenge: Transient
The earth laughs in flowers.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
Although in this instance it seems that the rushing brook in the soft focus background is joining in the merriment.
Photo Challenge: Focus