Tag Archives: spring

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, Michigan

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Photo Challenge: Great Lakes’ Humble Beginnings

In the Great Lakes state, there is an abundance of liquid attractions.  But, even Lake Superior, which could easily pass for  a freshwater inland sea, has its humble beginnings in laughing springs and rippling brooks.   A few of Michigan’s modest tributaries for your viewing enjoyment.

 

Photo Challenge:  Liquid 

Au Sable River

Iargo Springs, Michigan

pine river, michigan

Pine River, Michigan

Warren Dunes state park

Painterville Creek, Michigan

The Swollen and the Scrawny

Sure signs of Spring in Michigan: swollen streams and skinny deer.  Not to worry, though, as you can see the deer are foraging heartily  to put on needed pounds.  At this locale, they were much more concerned about nibbling tender green shoots than they were about an errant human wandering into their neighborhood.

Fleming Creek, Michigan

Photo Challenge: In a Land of Playful Awakening

The enzymes that bring Spring to life still lie dormant in Michigan, as we await our annual verdant awakening.  But, soon the green shoots  will sprout and local swimmers will take to the waters.

“Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.”
– Jean Piaget

Photo Challenge:  Awakening 

Fleming Creek, Michigan

Washtenaw County, Michigan