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Serendipity is a Gentle Goddess

“A lake is a landscape’s most expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”
—Henry David Thoreau

Among the ancient pines of Michigan’s northern forests,  I happened upon this jewel of a lake.  Serendipity is a gentle goddess.


Hartwick Pines, Michigan


A Fragrance like Flowers and Sweet-Scented Herbs

Day and night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs.

—Henry David Thoreau

Matthaei Gardens, Michigan

WPC: A Continuing Journey, Keep on Your Own Path

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.

For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life – the light and the air which vary continually.

Claude Monet

Photo Challenge;  Favorites   


Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
Vincent Van Gogh

Pigeon River Forest, Michigan

Every path but your own is the path of fate.  Keep on your own track then.

–Henry David Thoreau

Playful Light Meets Rippling Brook


In wilderness is the preservation of the world.
–Henry David Thoreau

A brook ripples through Wilderness State Park in northern Michigan on its unhurried way to  the Straits of Mackinac where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet.

Wilderness State Park, Michigan

Photo Challenge: Intersection of Fate and Choice

Not every intersection needs a traffic light


Every path but your own is the path of fate.  Keep on your own track then.

–Henry David Thoreau

Photo Challenge:  Corner  


the road less traveled by

Kensington Park, Michigan

I spotted a local commuter just around the bend.