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A World of Still Waters and Silent Forests

Getting off the beaten path in Michigan can lead to a window to a world of still waters and silent forests, where tufted clouds coast across a summer sky.

Pigeon River state forest, Michigan

Every path but your own is the path of fate; keep on your own track then.
–Henry David Thoreau  

 

Pigeon River Forest, Michigan

Pigeon River forest, Michigan

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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

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, 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