INVICTUS Out of the night that covers me,    Black as the Pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may be    For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance    I have not winced nor cried aloud.Under the bludgeonings of chance    My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears    Looms but the horror ofContinue reading “INVICTUS”

Sheet Ice Muskegon Harbor

I am an avid sea kayaker and throughout the Winter I have been looking for open, easily accessible water to paddle. Ever hopeful I went down to the channel last night. My tale is told. The sounds of the breaking, shifting sheets of ice was pretty sweet though. For that matter, after the sun hadContinue reading “Sheet Ice Muskegon Harbor”

The Photographer’s Assistant

I left my YakTraks (ice traction for boots) in the truck because I’ve lost them in crusty snow before. As I slid down those growing hills of Lake Michigan ice on my frosty butt, twice, I came to realize perhaps I made the wrong decision in equipment. These two were also braving the slippery iceContinue reading “The Photographer’s Assistant”

The Mountains Grow Unnoticed

The Mountains — grow unnoticed — Their Purple figures rise Without attempt — Exhaustion — Assistance — or Applause — In Their Eternal Faces The Sun — with just delight Looks long — and last — and golden — For fellowship — at night — ~ Emily Dickinson

At the Point of Vanishing

This is also from last January. You can see just a trace of snow on the Grand Haven Boardwalk and the river is ice free. It’s quite a contrast to this year. I’m not overly fond of this winter’s cold but I do enjoy the snow and I relish the thought that it will meltContinue reading “At the Point of Vanishing”