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Sunday Camus: Real Generosity to the Future

Real generosity to the future lies in giving all to the present.

Albert Camus

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Summer Solace

I pray you, in your letters,
When you shall these unlucky deeds relate,
Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate,
Nor set down aught in malice. Then must you speak
Of one that lov’d not wisely but too well.

Shakespeare, Othello

Huron National Forest, Michigan

WPC: Fall Time Favorites

Autumn is a second Spring, when every leaf is a flower.
—-Albert Camus

And so it has been the last few years  in Michigan, when the abundant colors were mirrored in the myriad of lakes and streams–generously having given me material for Photo Challenges past.

Photo Challenge:  Favorites  

newburgh lake, michigan

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Matthaei Gardens, Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

A Summer Medley of Light and Shadow

“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

The early evening medley of light, shadow, and reflection plays at a nearby lake.  Summer has haltingly arrived in my corner of the Great Lakes state.

WPC: A Continuing Journey, Keep on Your Own Path

Participating in the Weekly Photo Challenge has motivated me to re-discover many familiar sights in my locale of Michigan–and to share them with many newfound friends.

For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life – the light and the air which vary continually.

Claude Monet

Photo Challenge;  Favorites   

 

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
Vincent Van Gogh

Pigeon River Forest, Michigan

Every path but your own is the path of fate.  Keep on your own track then.

–Henry David Thoreau

Memorial Day: Lest We Forget

On Memorial Day in the United States.  Lest we forget…

“As the sun disappeared below the horizon and its glare no longer reflected off a glassy sea, I thought of how beautiful the sunsets always were in the Pacific. They were even more beautiful than over Mobile Bay. Suddenly a thought hit me like a thunderbolt. Would I live to see the sunset tomorrow?”

Eugene B. Sledge, 1st Division, U.S. Marine Corps, WW2
from With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa