(Photo of the upper Tahquamenon falls by Grace King)
Give me of your bark, O Birch-tree!
Of your yellow bark, O Birch-tree!
Growing by the rushing river,
Tall and stately in the valley
I a light canoe will build me,
Build a swift Cheemaun for sailing,
That shall float on the river,
Like a yellow leaf in Autumn,
Like a yellow water lily!
Thus aloud cried Hiawatha
In the solitary forest.
By the rushing Taquamenaw,
when the birds were singing gaily,
In the Moon of Leaves were singing,
And the sun, from sleep awaking,
Started up and said, “Behold Me!
Gheezis, the great Sun, behold me!”
~From VII. Hiawatha Sailing
The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Mike Fisk says
We were just at Tahquamenon Falls last month on vacation. What a beautiful area! Nice picture. Thanks for bringing back some great memories!
Beautiful picture, Grace! I’ve been following your travels and I know you had a great time. Thanks for sharing!
Great job with the camera Grace! Beautiful!
Gracee – let me give you a word of real encouragement about your picture taking skills. You’ve got a good eye – and that’s the most important thing of all. I gave an old camera to my oldest grandchild (a ‘boy,’ now age 20!) when he was 13 – and he just took off with that thing! He did things with that camera I never even knew were possible. And next week, he enters Chapman University’s Dodge School of Film to become a professional film-maker. And it all started with his grandmom’s camera. You never know! Thanks for taking such a lovely picture. You can check out some of his work here: http://bfisch.tumblr.com/ Keep that camera eye going – it’s such a fun thing to do.