Gemini Lake. Upper Peninsula, Michigan 2006

"Floating Leaf"

"Fall Is Coming"
Location: Michigan. Equipment used: Fuji FinePix Digital
Location: Upper Penninsula, Michigan. Equipment: Fujifilm FinePix digital.
Location: Upper Pennisula, Michigan. Equipment: Nikkormat 35mm / 50mm lense.
On this site you will find scenic nature photographs, mostly taken in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan, and a few in my own backyard. Waterfalls, scenic lakes, flowers, forests, black and whites, and others. Equipment that I use: Fujifilm FinePix digital camera, and a late 70's Nikkormat (Nikon) FTN 35 mm, with various lenses/filters.

Me, 1969, with my Mom and Dad.

Favorite Wilderness Quotes

Lake Superior beach in the summer. (Notice the huge crowds)
Equipment: Nikkormat 35mm F=50mm lense.
Photo digitally enhanced to black & white.
"Keep close to nature's heart, yourself; and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean..."
--John Muir


"I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in."
--John Muir


"….there is nothing like a wilderness journey for rekindling the fires of life. Simplicity is part of it. Cutting the cackle. Transportation reduced to leg – or arm – power, eating irons to one spoon. Such simplicity, together with sweat and silence, amplify the rhythms of any long journey, especially through unknown, untattered territory. And in the end such a journey can restore an understanding of how insignificant you are, and thereby set you free."
-- Colin Fletcher from "River"


"Lakes gleaming like eyes, and silvery embroidery of rivers and creeks watering and brightening all the vast glad wilderness."
--John Muir


"People need wild places. Whether or not we think we do, we do. We need to be able to taste grace and know again that we desire it. We need to experience a landscape that is timeless, whose agenda moves at the pace of speciation and glaciers. To be surrounded by a singing, mating, howling commotion of other species, all of which love their lives as much as we do ours, and none of which could possibly care less about us in our place. It reminds us that our plans are small and somewhat absurd. It reminds us why, in those cases in which our plans might influence many future generations, we ought to choose carefully. Looking out on a clean plank of planet earth, we can get shaken right down to the bone by the bronze-eyed possibility of lives that are not our own."
--- Barbara Kingsolver


"The wilderness is a place of rest -- not in the sense of being motionless, for the lure, after all, is to move, to round the next bend. The rest comes in the isolation from distractions, in the slowing of the daily centrifugal forces that keep us off balance."
--David Douglas, from "Wilderness Sojourn"


...How interesting everything is! Every rock, mountain, stream, plant, lake, lawn, forest, garden, bird, beast, insect seems to call and invite us to come and learn something of its history and relationship....No other place has ever so overwhelmingly attracted me as this hospitable, Godful wilderness."


Coming soon...


This is a collection of photos taken in the
Upper Pennisula of Michigan
in September 2006.

Loon in the distance. Taken with a late 70's Nikkormat 35mm.


Canoeing Three Lakes in the Upper Penninsula, Michigan such a small creature creates such an elegant design.

Mist on Three Lakes..original, not altered. The mist was really there.

Three Lakes Morning Beauty...does it get any better than this?

The barn that caused a traffic jam

I was driving almost 60 mph on a back country highway, when I saw this barn. There was hardly a shoulder to park on, so I turned around quickly, stopped in the middle of the road, then ran into the field to snap this picture. When I got back to my vehical, two cars, (with people inside looking at me very strangely) were waiting for me to move out of the way.
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Michigan. Equipment: Fujifilm FinePix 4700 Digital.

Canoe Gemini Lake

My canoe resting on the shore of Gemini Lake after a long paddle. Posted by Picasa

Morning Mist

Posted by Picasa Gemini Lake in the morning.

Munising Falls

Munising Falls. Munising, Michigan.
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Moon over Gemini Lake

Early sunrise with the moon over Gemini Lake. Posted by Picasa

North Gemini Lake

Photo taken from our lakeside campsite. Posted by Picasa

Flowers, Plants, Trees, Leaves

Ground Ivy

Purple Wildflowers

Fall Color

Spring Lilac


Spring Bloom

Lilac blooming in my backyard. Everyone should have a lilac bush.

Black & White Photographs

Mushroom Spider

Niagra. Canadian side.

Niagra. American side.

Sawtooth Mountains. Sun Valley, Idaho

Three Lakes, Michigan

Shadows in the winter.

Church in Charlotte, Michigan

Wagner Falls, U.P Michigan


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