a beautiful morning walk
sharing earhart park with this lovely creature
an evening spent at the first and second sister lakes in dolph nature area
“when we begin to see land as a community to which we belong,
we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
– aldo leopold
*i’ve now walked 60 of the ann arbor parks,
(all of the way through the letter ‘e’), only 100ish more to go-
i hope to have found and walked all of them by halloween, october 31
as i look forward to the beauty to be found in the change of seasons.
on my way to vote in the primary election yesterday
in the midst of many signs
one stood out.
“in an election, one needs both hope and audacity.”
swimming off of belle isle in the detroit river
with the city keeping watch in the background
belle isle is the country’s largest city island park; at approximately 948 acres, it is larger than new york city’s central park. both were designed by famed landscape architect frederick law olmstead. the island officially opened in1845, when it became known as belle isle. in 2014, it became michigan’s newest state park and is being lovingly restored to it’s original splendor.
“detroit is big enough to matter in the world
and small enough for you to matter in it.”
― jeanette pierce
and what better reason to wake up early?
“i can’t seem to shake waking up early.”
at sleeping bear dunes national lakeshore,
glen lake, empire, mi, usa
“we did not all come over on the same ship,
but we are all in the same boat.”
summer on glen lake, empire, michigan, usa
and what could
possibly go wrong
or incredibly right
with 8 adults, 6 kids, 2 cats, 1 dog
and an occasional bear
all back in one place again
on beautiful glen lake?
“it’s well known that he who returns never left”
― pablo neruda
50 years ago this week
we were in the midst of a detroit riot
we have come such a long way
still have a way to go
but here we go.
“since its founding, detroit has been a place of perpetual flames. numerous times the city has suffered riots and each time the city has burned to the ground. the city’s flag acknowledges as much.
speramus meliora; resurget cineribus:
we hope for better things;
it shall rise from the ashes.”
― charlie leduff
detroit free press – 1967