A Bit of Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan is known for its 'sudden' weather shifts. The morning may be quite rainy and humid. Later that morning, the winds can shift, causing a cold front to move in. And later that evening, the skies suddenly begin to rumble far off in the distance. All seems benign...until exiting the cover of the forest. The... Continue Reading →

The Red Oak: An Old Friend

In my absence from my blog, I have been enjoying numerous hikes around the Grand Traverse region. And during these hikes, I have been quite taken with the myriad tree species that call Northern Michigan home. Both conifers and deciduous varieties coexist among the rolling hills, the pristine shores and secluded wetlands. It is this species... Continue Reading →

Daydreaming

The uncharted calls to me The untouched--that without tarnish Fields of green sway to a universal pulse Why must my soul be drawn to a shaded path? To a woodland stream meandering through ancient arteries? Here I am but a witness to the divine I close my eyes to the light and listen I hear... Continue Reading →

Around the Bend…

Sometimes while hiking, I find myself drawn to what is just around the next corner. What is up the next hill? What would I miss if I turned around now? Curiosity prevails where the horizon is a row of deciduous trees. A gentle breeze carrying with it the sweet aroma of decaying leaf litter. And of... Continue Reading →

Sanctuary

An objective perception. Highly personal...private perhaps. Within the mind, the expanse of the cosmos. A thought, a sensation. A bear-hug from a loved one. An engaging book.  Sanctuary can be representative of all the above, some of the above, or none of the above. While sifting through my library of images building this website, I... Continue Reading →

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