“tis distance lends enchantment to the view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue”
– thomas campbell (scottish poet)
lake michigan, empire, michigan, usa – june 2021
a welcome return to the lake
“the world is quiet here.”
glen lake, empire, michigan, usa – june 2021
a warm welcome from mother nature
3 sister lakes
a family affair.
3rd sister lake
“In memory of “Daddy” Filbert Roth
Head of Forestry School (UM)
By his Forestry Boys
“nature is a serenade for souls willing to hear.”
Dolph Park, Saginaw Forest, 3 Sister Lakes – Ann Arbor, MI, USA
nothing like the feel of
walking on a lake of solid ice
remembering how it felt
swimming in its warm water
“in the arctic, the inuit say water and land are the same;
they’re an unbroken unity.
in the winter, you travel on the ice because it’s the linkage and the easiest way,
and in the summer, you move around on the water.”
*-john ralston saul
*John Ralston Saul (born 1947) is a Canadian writer, political philosopher, and public intellectual. His work is known for being thought-provoking and ahead of its time, leading him to be called a “prophet” by Time and to be included in Utne Reader’s list of the world’s leading thinkers and visionaries.
at a lake house with a few friends
watching the storm roll in
on a peaceful afternoon.
“there is peace even in the storm”
-vincent van gogh, the letters of vincent van gogh
closing out the day on glen lake
“in extraordinary times, the ordinary takes on a glow and wonder all its own.”
-mike a. lancaster
glen lake, empire, michigan, usa
a summer evening by the lake in glen arbor, michigan
“after every storm the sun will smile;
for every problem there is a solution,
and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.”
-william r. alger
word has it the littles are headed to england.
hopefully they’re back in the states
in time for the first day of school today.
“you can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”
glen lake, empire, michigan – summer 2018
floating on the lake at midnight in the quiet air
“there is a budding tomorrow in midnight.”
– john keats
irish hills, michigan, usa – summer 2018
how many minnows are in there?
what’s that thing?
is that place far away?
how many different colors are in there?
where did the sun go?
why is that bigger than my head?
who’s turn is it?
sittin’ on a dock on a bay…..
on glen lake up north in michigan