A picture taken today from the High Banks of the Au Sable River. A perfect summer day in northern Michigan, with the clouds coasting on a warm breeze.
The pines bear silent witness to the passing of summer clouds and the tranquil lake is visited by a solitary canoe.
Then she lets the river answer that you have always been her lover.
Leonard Cohen, Suzanne
Along the Lake Michigan coastline, the onshore breezes have been piling up mountainous sand dunes since the last Ice Age. Nature has employed her instruments of sand, wind, and time to fashion a wondrous landscape. But, even In this harsh environment, life is ever encroaching on the sands.
Komorebi is a Japanese word, meaning the scattered, dappled light effect when sunlight shines through tree leaves. We have quite a bit of experience with this concept in Michigan.