Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, 1986 / Falls near Munising, MI (UP), 1991

Near Yellowstone Falls, Wyoming, 1989 / Munising, MI, 1991

"There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, the earth, and every common sight, To me did seem apparelled in celestial light. The glory and the freshness of a dream. It is not now as it hath been of yore; Turn wheresoe'er I may, By night or day, The things which I have seen I now can see no more . . .

Whither is fled the visionary gleam? Where is it now, the glory and the dream? . . .

But trailing clouds of glory do we come from God, who is our home: Heaven lies about us in our infancy! . . .

And O ye fountains, meadows, hills, and groves, Forebode not any severing of our loves! Yet in my heart of hearts I feel your might; I only have relinquished one delight to live beneath your more habitual sway. I love the brooks which down their channels fret, even more than when I tripped lightly as they; the innocent brightness of a newborn day is lovely yet . . .

Thanks to the human heart by which we live, thanks to its tenderness, its joys, and fears, To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears."

{William Wordsworth, Ode: Intimations of Immortality, 1802}

Yellowstone Falls, 1989 / Gooseberry Falls, MN, 1988

Cascades Waterfall, MN, 1988

Niagara Falls, Ontario, 1986

Yellowstone Falls, 1989

Tahquamenon Falls, MI (UP), 1991

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Updated 7 December 1997