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Photo Challenge, Satisfaction: Serenity Coasting on the Summer Breeze

 A broad river mirroring a summer sky or a two-track lane’s invitation to explore a pine forest  each whisper satisfaction to me.

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

Henry David Thoreau

 

Photo Challenge:  Satisfaction 

 

au sable river, michigan

Au Sable River, Michigan

Pigeon River forest. Michigan

 

The Music of a Different Drummer


If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.  Let him step to the music which he hears, no matter how measured or far away.

–Henry David Thoreau

On the 200th anniversary of Thoreau’s birth, this view from northern Michigan’s forest primeval.

Pigeon River Forest, Michigan

Photo Challenge: Reflections in Landscape’s Most Expressive Feature

“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

Photo Challenge:  Reflecting

 

 

au sable river, michigan

Au Sable River, Michigan

newburgh lake, michigan

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Photo Challenge: A Deer’s Curiosity Eclipses Her Surprise

Surprised?  Yes, she was…but also curious.  So, the photographer had enough time to get over his own surprise and snap the shutter.

Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.”
—Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Photo Challenge:  Surprise 

matthaei gardens ann arbor michigan

Kensington Park, Michigan

 

WPC: Life Emits a Fragrance like Sweet-Scented Herbs

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

…is more elastic, more starry, more immortal- that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself.

Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Photo Challenge: Ambience

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Newburgh Lake, Michigan