Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Thy Eternal Summer

And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance,  or nature’s changing course untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade.
–Shakespeare, Sonnet 18


Too Short a Date

To paraphrase the Bard, the Autumn of 2017 came with a lease that had too short a date.  Colors were muted and leaves fell early, leaving Michiganders (yep, that’s a word) yearning for the kaleidoscope of oranges, gold, and reds that we are used to.

So, in memory of prior autumns…

Discretion, the Better Part of Valor

Today, I saw this big guy wading on a beach along Lake Huron, the second most northerly of the Great Lakes.  The water looked inviting for a swim, until I put my foot in.  Then, I could see that the crane was the wiser of us, as he stuck to wading.

testing the waters of Lake Huron

Photo Challenge: Summer’s Lease Has Too Short a Date


And summer’s lease hath too short a date.
Shakespeare, Sonnet 18

Today we have the longest sunlight of the year, but the seasons are transient–and green must sometime give way to gold.

Photo Challenge:  Transient  


Autumn arrives at Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Photo Challenge, Danger: The Bold Winds Speechless

But, as we often see against some storm
A silence in the heavens, the rack stand still
The bold winds speechless, and the orb below
As hush as death, anon the dreadful thunder
Doth rend the region.
—William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Photo Challenge:  Danger