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Subtle Something that Renews the Spirit

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
–Robert Louis Stevenson

just inland from Lake Huron

Huron National Forest, Michigan


Away, You Rollin’ River

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.

Au Sable River, Michigan

Sand, Wind, and Time Weave their Magic

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.


Warren Dunes, Michigan

Warren Dunes, Michigan