Monday, May 23, 2016
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Pent water trembled at the dam
Moonlight shivered at its lip
By the dam I watched all night
And wore my starry cape.
I watched the brown bats slip
Under dawn’s skirt and escape
All their hunting done.
Pent water dimpled at brink
The dam shrugged its shoulders
Hurling beams, cattle, barns
Cars and all in its wake.
Friday, May 20, 2016
In the Cool Dunes
Gifts of the west wind and the glaciers
cool dunes rise above the windy beach.
For thousands of years the dunes
grew tall and then the sand began to sing.
The sand sang of quartz from Wisconsin
and of ice mountains grinding
through, of Lake Michigan currents
and November winds that blew.
Quartz and hematite granules sang
as young girls wove garlands of wildflowers
from the wooded dunes:
bloodroot, Dutchman’s breeches, hepatica,
trillium, violets and Pitcher’s thistle.
They played in dappled shadows under
sassafras, witch hazel and choke cherry trees.
Bewitched, the young boys carved their names
beside names of the girls they loved
in the smooth gray bark of beech trees
while silent deer and wood ducks watched
in the cool dunes.
The Wilderness Within
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Sleeping Bear Dunes on Lake Michigan. The best sand dunes are found on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan due to the prevailing west winds.
Read more about these topics in The Dynamic Great Lakes by Barbara Spring
available wherever books are sold
Friday, May 6, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Monday, May 2, 2016
I took this photo near the boardwalk along the Grand River that flows into Lake Michigan. In the distance on the left is the lighthouse and beacon at the end of the pier. We get lovely sunsets in Grand Haven, MI.