Photo by MWildHansen, Petoskey Breakwall
                 The wind shows us how close to the edge we are. -Joan Didion


Photo by MWildHansen
Young Chamois
Leobnermauer, Austrian Alps
Go out, go out I beg of you And taste the beauty of the wild.
Behold the miracle of the earth With all the wonder of a child.


Mike Wild, Lake Michigan
 Photo by MWildHansen
He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sun rise
~ William Blake


Rusty can and wild lupines
Photo M Wild Hansen
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful..."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


The hill pines were sighing,
O'ercast and chill was the day.
A mist in the valley lying,
Blotted the pleasant May.

-Robert Bridges, English poet
Photo: Chippewa Lagoon by M Wild Hansen


Photo- M Wild Hansen
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
 I love not man the less, but Nature more.
-Lord Byron


Blossom by blossom the spring begins.
-Algernon Charles Swinburne

Photos MWildHansen
Rhododendron, May 2011


photo by M Wild Hansen
Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning
-William Arthur Ward


Photo by Erich Schoahs
One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese,
 cleaving the murk of March thaw is the spring.   
 -Aldo Leopold, American ecologist (1887-1948)


Photo by M Wild Hansen

Live simply that others might simply live.
~Elizabeth Ann Seton