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The Caprice of Water and Emotions

The texture of water is no more constant than the spectrum of human emotions. In a wild river, it can be rough and raucous. While in a northern lake, its surface can reflect the summer sky as if the still water were a mirror. And then there are those streams where water’s texture can evoke the whimsical on a warm afternoon.


Tacquahmenon River, Michigan

au sable river, michigan

Au Sable River, Michigan

camus invincible summer

Fleming Creek, Michigan


Simply Necessary to Love

Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
—Claude Monet

The Impressionists have been an inspiration to me, in seeing and feeling the light of Nature.

Fleming Creek, Michigan

Uncertain Glory

It seems that summer has haltingly arrived in Michigan, following a long, cool spring that lingered well past its welcome and reminded me of the Bard’s lament.  This local lake is, fortunately, only a short drive for me.

O, how this spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of a May day;
Which now shows all the beauty of the sun,
And by and by a cloud takes all away.

Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

A Summer Medley of Light and Shadow

“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

The early evening medley of light, shadow, and reflection plays at a nearby lake. Summer has haltingly arrived in my corner of the Great Lakes state.

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

The Higher Wisdom

The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.
Werner Heisenberg

An amazing guy who published his Uncertainty Principle at the ripe old age of 26 and was as much as anyone responsible for the creation of quantum physics.