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
Summer storms in Michigan approach “anon the thunder.”
A picture taken today from the High Banks of the Au Sable River. A perfect summer day in northern Michigan, with the clouds coasting on a warm breeze.
Au Sable River, Michigan
On a sultry, summer day, the whisper of water over rocks may make the afternoon seem cooler.
Cee’s Which Way Challenge:
While with an eye made quiet by the power
Of harmony, and the deep power of joy,
We see into the life of things.
–William Wordsworth, Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey
Summer has returned to Michigan, and on a sultry June day a weathered bridge beckons you to explore and enjoy the forest.
Kensington Park, Michigan
Yesterday, the summer’s warm, humid breezes paid their first visit of this
season to my corner of Michigan. A perfect afternoon for just gliding on a
lake and basking in the sun.
Newburgh Lake, Michigan