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The Real Magician was Light Itself

I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches
and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize
that the real magician was light itself“.
…Edward Steichen…

Kensington Park, Michigan


Like a Child that Knows Poems by Heart

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
Rainier Rilke

Michigan is once again alive with that striking yellow-green of early May and the swirling sounds of swollen creeks.  Fleming Creek flows, rapidly now, through a woods near University of Michigan’s Matthaei Gardens.

Fleming Creek, Michigan

Voyage of Discovery in a Familiar Venue

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust

This  park on rolling hills overlooking  exurban Detroit, and  an easy drive  from my home, offers a familiar venue for casual conversations with Nature.  But, the  light filtering through the leaves above to dapple the forest floor allows–if a favorable mood appears–for  seeing  the woods anew on any given sultry, summer afternoon.

Kensington Park, Michigan

the road less traveled by

Kensington Park, Michigan