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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