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We See into the Life of Things

While with an eye made quiet by the power
Of harmony, and the deep power of joy,
We see into the life of things.
–William Wordsworth

Matthaei Gardens, Michigan

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Summertime Dream

While with an eye made quiet by the power
Of harmony, and the deep power of joy,
We see into the life of things.

–William Wordsworth, Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey

Summer has returned to Michigan, and on a sultry  June day  a weathered bridge beckons you to explore and enjoy the forest.

Kensington Park, Michigan

Photo Challenge, Beloved: Life and Food for Future Years

While here I stand, not only with the sense
Of present pleasure, but with pleasing thoughts
That in this moment there is life and food
For future years.

–William Wordsworth, Tintern Abbey

Still, the sound of this woodland stream whispering over the rocks brings back fond memories of boyhood summer vacations spent with my grandfather.  “Life and food for future years,” indeed.

Photo Challenge:     Beloved   

 

 

Huron National Forest

Pine River, Michigan

pine river, michigan

Photo Challenge: First Green Shoots of Spring

While confronting  the stark white and icy blues of the polar vortex, a Michigander’s thoughts may turn to the first green shoots of Spring.

While with an eye made quiet by the power
Of harmony, and the deep power of joy,
We see into the life of things.
–William Wordsworth

Photo Challenge:  Growth  

Fleming Creek, Michigan

Photo Challenge: Ascent in Ancient Pines

Looking up through the canopy provided by these ancient white pines in Michigan.  Having first visited these woods as  a boy,  I can say with Wordsworth:

While here I stand, not only with the sense
Of present pleasure, but with pleasing thoughts
That in this moment there is life and food
For future years.

Photo Challenge:  Ascend 

 

Hartwick Pines, Michigan

Hartwick Pines, Michigan

Photo Challenge, Nostalgia: Again I Hear These Waters

The place of my boyhood summer vacations, which surprisingly remains now much the same as it was then; while I have changed much, though I remain in great measure the same.

Once again I hear
These waters, rolling from their mountain-springs
With a soft inland murmur.
William Wordsworth, Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey

Photo Challenge:  Nostalgia

 

au sable river, michigan

Au Sable River, Michigan

Au Sable River

Iargo Springs, Michigan

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