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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

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Kensington Park, Michigan

Photo Challenge, Green: Like a Child that Knows Poems by Heart

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
—Rainier Maria Rilke

Kensington Park, Michigan

Photo Challenge:  Green   

The poetry of the earth is never dead.
—John Keats

WPC: Who Is the Real Magician?

“I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches
and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize
that the real magician was light itself“.
…Edward Steichen…

In Michigan, we are welcoming the return of Spring and its special magic, dropping from Heaven, filtering through the treetops, and leaving gossamer strands of light below.

Photo Challenge:  Atop 


the road less traveled by

Kensington Park, Michigan

Photo Challenge: Atop Waterfall Dreams

There is a waterfall in every dream.  Cool and crystal clear, it falls gently on the sleeper, cleansing the mind and soothing the soul.
—Virginia Allison

Some summer days, the best view of a waterfall is from below, where the spray on your face provides a cooling respite.  On  more thoughtful afternoons, the better vantage point is from atop.


Fleming Creek, Michigan

…or closer to the action, as here at Michigan’s untamed Tacquahmenon River.

“I lift my wine cup and drink to the roaring river.”

Tacquahmenon Falls, Michigan

Photo Challenge: 300 Stairs to Nature’s Fairy Land

The only way to find yourself looking  down on this waterfall…

Au Sable River

Iargo Springs, Michigan

is by way of  these stairs…

Photo Challenge:  Atop

where you may catch a glimpse of the Au Sable River below,  flowing lazily by….

Au Sable River

Au Sable River, Michigan

before reaching a fairy land of brooks and mini cascades, of shadows and light from above.

Photo Challenge: A Road to Stillness and Seclusion in the Lofty Pines

If you follow this two-track road through a still and secluded forest in northern Michigan……

Photo Challenge:  The Road Taken

Pigeon River Forest, Michigan

Pigeon River Forest, Michigan

…you will find yourself at this charming jewel of a lake…..

Pigeon River, Michigan

Pigeon River forest, Michigan

….where the only sound you’ll hear is the whisper of the summer breeze among tall pines.

Pigeon River forest, Michigan

Pigeon River forest, Michigan

Photo Challenge: The Odds of Her Perfect Pose

Brightening an autumn day, this deer stepped gingerly out of the shady woods onto a well-lit path.  But, what are the odds that the shutter would click just as she pivoted to bolt back into the woods.   She said she would love to stay and talk but  had to pick up the fawns.

Photo Challenge:  Against the Odds 

matthaei gardens ann arbor michigan