Real generosity to the future lies in giving all to the present.
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
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.
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.
Photo Challenge; Favorites
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
Vincent Van Gogh
–Henry David Thoreau
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
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.