Friday, September 30, 2011

Kite Boarding on Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is up to its old tricks again: the waves are very high and kite boarders are loving it.  It is dangerous, but that must be part of the appeal.  I took this video a year ago.  The lake is even wilder today. Click the link to see kite boarding.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Circle of Life: Salmon

Light from a star that died
shines out
from jade green eyes.
A salmon tail fans streambed stones
and dark silt swirls.
Millennia ago a star spurt fire and
now a constellation of eggs
and white milt spiral down
in black water.
Fishbone lattices litter the stream
that speaks of glaciers
and purls.
Frost flowers bloom on the cut bank
while embryos curl in sweet cold sleep below.

___Barbara Spring

An excerpt from my book of poetry and essays: The Wilderness Within.