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Photo Challenge: Light Shines in the Darkness

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.

–John 1:5

A few words  apropos for a troubled time in the United States.

Photo Challenge:  Shiny 

 

au sable river, michigan

Huron National Forest, Michigan

Hartwick Pines State Park

Hartwick Pines, Michigan

Tacquahmenon State Park, Michigan

Discretion, the Better Part of Valor

Today, I saw this big guy wading on a beach along Lake Huron, the second most northerly of the Great Lakes.  The water looked inviting for a swim, until I put my foot in.  Then, I could see that the crane was the wiser of us, as he stuck to wading.

testing the waters of Lake Huron

The Music of a Different Drummer


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

Photo Challenge: Autumn’s Transient Music

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

The crimsons of  autumn are but a transient visitor, too soon faded and eclipsed by winter’s shadow.

Photo Challenge:  Transient  

 

Kensington Park Michigan autumn fall