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The Caprice of Water and Emotions

The texture of water is no more constant than the spectrum of human emotions. In a wild river, it can be rough and raucous. While in a northern lake, its surface can reflect the summer sky as if the still water were a mirror. And then there are those streams where water’s texture can evoke the whimsical on a warm afternoon.


Tacquahmenon River, Michigan

au sable river, michigan

Au Sable River, Michigan

camus invincible summer

Fleming Creek, Michigan


Uncertain Glory

It seems that summer has haltingly arrived in Michigan, following a long, cool spring that lingered well past its welcome and reminded me of the Bard’s lament.  This local lake is, fortunately, only a short drive for me.

O, how this spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of a May day;
Which now shows all the beauty of the sun,
And by and by a cloud takes all away.

Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Our First and Last Love

In the light, the earth remains our first and our last love. Our brothers and sisters are breathing under the same sky as we; justice is a living thing. Now is born that strange joy which helps one live and die, and which we shall never again postpone to a later time.
Albert Camus, The Rebel

Huron National Forest

Pine River, Michigan
Huron National Forest