“that we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone,
that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe.”
anna scripps whitcomb conservatory, belle isle, detroit, michigan
kinder quite naturally, know what to do
“in a time of destruction, create something.”
-maxine hong kingston
once again, my favorite tiny window offers me a view to remember.
“the eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.”
this lovely tree
dressed in all of it’s finest adornments
dancing to the wind.
“no matter how mighty and strong a tree is,
it will always dance to the tune of the wind.”
last night’s walk in the park
“it is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam.
this crisp winter air is full of it.”
argo park, ann arbor, michigan, usa – february 2021
grand circus park, detroit, michigan, usa – 1920s
walking in the beautiful snowfall yesterday, it was clear some things never change, even after 100 years
“snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.”
photo credit: historic detroit
there is one spectacle grander than the sea,
that is the sky;
there is one spectacle grander than the sky,
that is the interior of the soul.
Arcadia Dunes, C.S. Mott Nature Preserve, on the shores of Lake Michigan, hiking Old Baldy Trail – October 2020