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Photo Challenge, Earth: Nature’s Kindred Touch

Every part of this earth is sacred to my people. Every hillside, every valley, every clearing and wood, is holy in the memory and experience of my people. Even those unspeaking stones along the shore are loud with event and memories in the life of my people.  Our bare feet know the kindred touch. The earth is rich with the lives of our kin.

Chief Seattle, 1854

Photo Challenge:  Earth  

 

Au Sable River, Michigan

Photo Challenge: Consider the Lilies of the Water

Consider the lilies of the field (or water), how they grow. They toil not, neither do they spin, and yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Matthew, 6:28

Michigan’s summer treasures include an  abundance of green, which often floats on local lakes as well as carpeting the land.

Photo Challenge:  Green 

 

Kensington Park, Michigan

Photo Challenge: The Glory of Being Alone

Savoring solitude comes naturally along the lower Au Sable River in Michigan.   Having spent boyhood summers exploring the forest  near this river,  I can look across the water and let memories flow on a still  August afternoon.

“Our language has wisely sensed these two sides of man’s being alone. It has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.”
–Paul Tillich

Photo Challenge:  Solitude

Au Sable River, Michigan

Au Sable River, Michigan