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
where sky and pond meet
“a field of water betrays the spirit that is in the air.
it is continually receiving new life and motion from above.
it is intermediate in its nature between land and sky.”
matthaei botanical gardens, ann arbor, michigan, usa – summer 2020
driving through the irish hills in michigan
i came across this interesting old barn
but with a roof
now open to the sky
what a beautiful upward view.
“once you have tasted the taste of the sky, you will forever look up.”
leonardo da vinci
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
clouds light the sky on an early evening walk
“may the clouds give your shapes inspiration.”
-anthony t. hincks
downtown ann arbor, mi, august 2018
“what did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky?”
image credit: claudia tremblay, montreal
michigan from way up there
the waxing moon enabled this unique VIIRS view of the great lakes last night.
note the moon glint below lake-effect clouds over lake superior.
“a sky as pure as water bathed the stars and brought them out.”
~antoine de saint-exupery
image credit: cimss – Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, university of wisconsin-madison, https://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/
one september morning
i went to a place beyond dawn
s source of sweetness that flows
and is never less.
i have been shown
a beauty that would confuse both worlds.
reflection of the sky and trees in the huron river
gallup park, ann arbor, mi, usa
”blooming under a cold moon, we are like fireworks…
rising, shining, and finally scattering and fading.
so until that moment comes when we vanish like fireworks…
let us sparkle brightly, always…”
“my folks came to the u.s. as immigrants, aliens, and became citizens.
i was born in boston, a citizen, went to hollywood and became an alien.”
in honor of the annual academy awards/oscars in hollywood
all of the amazing people who come to our country as aliens
only to become shining stars in our sky.