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Photo Challenge: Odysseys, to Seek a Newer World

The first of all wanderers, the “man of many ways,” who gave his name to odysseys, came to life in Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poetry:

Come my friends,
‘T is not too late to seek a newer world.
For my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars.

Photo Challenge:  Wanderlust 


ulysses to seek a newer world tennyson

newburgh lake, michigan

Photo Challenge, Earth: To Wonder is to Begin to Understand


“The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A few words to reflect upon  from an  American poet of the 19th century, as we celebrate the Earth this weekend in the 21st.

Photo Challenge;  Earth

au sable river, michigan

Huron National Forest, Michigan

Hartwick Pines, Michigan

Tacquahmenon State Park, Michigan


Photo Challenge: I Hear It in the Deep Heart’s Core

I will arise and go now,  for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore.
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavement’s grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.
–William Butler Yeats

One of my favorite poems with one of my favorite lakes for this week’s photo challenge.

Photo Challenge:  Half-Light

newburgh lake, michigan

Photo Challenge: Not Too Late to Seek a Newer World

The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:
The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs:
Come, my friends,
‘T is not too late to seek a newer world.

Alfred Tennyson, Ulysses

Photo Challenge:  Time

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

“my purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset”