Tag Archives: travel

Photo Challenge: Odysseys, to Seek a Newer World

The first of all wanderers, the “man of many ways,” who gave his name to odysseys, came to life in Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poetry:

Come my friends,
‘T is not too late to seek a newer world.
For my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars.
Ulysses

Photo Challenge:  Wanderlust 

 

ulysses to seek a newer world tennyson

newburgh lake, michigan

Photo Challenge, Wanderlust: That Subtle Something to Renew a Weary Spirit

On a Michigan summer’s day, wanderlust can lead you to varied tracks and traces in the seemingly endless woods.

Photo Challenge:  Wanderlust

Pigeon River Forest, Michigan

…meandering in the pine forests of the North or the hardwood stands of the Southern part of the state.

Matthaei Woods, Michigan

 

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
–Robert Louis Stevenson

the road less traveled by

Kensington Park, 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

 

Photo Challenge, Security: Memories of Lazy July Afternoons

In long ago July days, security was the gentle  sound of water lapping at the shores of this Michigan river, where my grandparents’ love enfolded me during lazy summer vacations…

Photo Challenge:  Secure   

au sable river, michigan

Au Sable River, Michigan

or the busy sound of this brook rushing over rocks…

 

pine river, michigan

…or the crunch of gravel under tires on rustic back roads.

Pigeon River Forest, Michigan

Photo Challenge, Green: That Subtle Something Renews a Spirit

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
___Robert Louis Stevenson

Photo Challenge:   Green  

Pigeon River, Michigan

Kensington Park, Michigan

WPC: Poetry Lifts the Veil

Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.
—Percy Shelley

With the approach of dusk, the forest greens take on a deeper hue, and the brook whispers.

Photo Challenge:  Green

Tom Schultz blog politics

Kensington Park, Michigan