Ginkgo

Ginkgo

“If you are bitter, you are like a dry leaf that you can just squash, and you can get blown away by the wind. There is much more wisdom in forgiveness.”
–Vusi Mahlasela

Black Leaves

Black Leaves

I don’t have much to say about this image other than I love the texture on the leaves.   As I’ve said before, any type of leaf fascinates me.

A Place to Sit

A Place to Sit

“Never be afraid to sit a while and think.”
–Lorraine Hansberry

I found this little bench along a trail near Riverside Park on a bluff overlooking the Milwaukee River.

St Francis Seminary Woods

St Francis Seminary Woods

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
–John Muir

Shot on a quiet, albeit cold and very icy, walk through the St. Francis Seminary Woods in St. Francis, Wisconsin, just south of Milwaukee along the shore of Lake Michigan.

Dark Forest

Dark Forest

“The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.”
–Vladimir Nabokov

A foggy December day creates a dark and moody scene in Riverside Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Starting Point

The Starting Point

“The starting point of discovering who you are, your gifts, your talents, your dreams, is being comfortable with yourself. Spend time alone. Write in a journal. Take long walks in the woods.”
–Robin S. Sharma