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Photo Challenge: Glow like Moments of Love

So it was that I found a summer afternoon’s glow might last through a gray winter, like moments of love called to mind during a long separation.

Photo Challenge:  Glow



Kensington Park, Michigan


Photo Challenge: This Venomous Guy Knows (ahem) Scales

I came upon the first rattlesnake I have ever seen in the wild while hiking at a local woods.  They are rare in Michigan; I usually associate them with the great deserts of the American Southwest.  Fortunately, this guy didn’t move a muscle while I was watching him.  Who better than a reptile to stand in for this week’s challenge: Scale(s)?

Photo Challenge: Scale  

Massasauga rattlesnake

Photo Challenge: Dwarfed by the Dunes of Lake Michigan

Along Lake Michigan’s leeward shore, the prevailing westerly winds have piled up immense sand dunes, which dwarf the humans who climb to their heights or saunter across them.

Photo Challenge:  Scale  

Warren Dunes and Lake Michigan

Warren Dunes and Lake Michigan

Warren Dunes, Lake Michigan

Photo Challenge: Your Passage to a Summertime Dream

On a summer Sunday afternoon, this weathered pedestrian  bridge is your passage from the marsh to Eastern hardwood forest.  The sunlight is dappled, the pace leisurely; the woods welcome a visitor.

Photo Challenge;  Pedestrian  


Kensington Park, Michigan

Photo Challenge: North Woods Footloose Pedestrian

The North Woods pedestrian, alert to the prevention of soil compaction and erosion, can use a walkway to visit an intimate locale of springs and brooks.

Photo Challenge:  Pedestrian 


Iargo Springs, Michigan

While there, stop to listen to the waterfalls…

iargo springs, Michigan

Iargo Springs, Michigan

and pause to contemplate the river which is the springs’ destination.

Au Sable River, Michigan