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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

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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, Serene: Seeing 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

What a treasure to have such a serene place only a short distance away.

Photo Challenge:  Serene 

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Fleming Creek, Michigan

Photo Challenge: A Wish to See into the Life of Things

With blustery winds announcing March’s arrival, the fervent wish of Michiganders is for the return of Spring–for grey and white landscapes changed to green, for life reviving a dormant earth.

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

Photo Challenge:  Wish  

Fleming Creek, Michigan

Fleming Creek, 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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