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The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a person’s  heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.

Albert Camus

Nature Never Did Betray the Heart that Loved Her

Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.

William Wordsworth

This peaceful woods is less than an hour’s drive from the clamor of Detroit, a safe harbor amidst the sturm und drang of urban life  and a monument to the foresight of the person who  preserved a verdant  island of Nature about 100 years ago.

Kensington Park, Michigan

Twilight Steals into the Forest

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
-Henry Miller

Yesterday, I visited one of my favorite places, the pristine old growth forest in northern Michigan, and tried to capture  its contemplative mood in the day’s waning light.

Hartwick Pines, Michigan

Remembering the Magic

And who shall say–whatever disenchantment follows–that we ever forget magic; or that we can ever betray, on this leaden earth, the apple-tree, the singing, and the gold?
Thomas Wolfe, Look Homeward, Angel

The home planet, as seen from Apollo 11, 50 years ago. It might seem almost a commonplace now, but when Earth was first seen from the vantage point of a lunar voyage, the image was truly a wondrous one.

apollo 11 photo

(Photo from NASA)