When we look at our world today, all that is visible sometimes in chaos. The stresses of our personal lives and the world at large can become, at times, overwhelming. It is in these moments that I look to the intricate parts of Nature that work together in harmonious interconnection. During this time of year, especially one can watch and listen to the sweet music of Nature as everything slowly and methodically works itself into place for winter. The birds must fly south to escape the cold, with the promise of returning in the spring. The acorns must fall so that the squirrels can dash about collecting food for the long winter months. The trees must lose their leaves, and all that must happen will. That is the true beauty of Nature in Autumn; that no matter how hectic the world around it is, Nature will always carry on as it should.
A long drive on a cool Maine afternoon is enough to revitalize the soul in ways that are indescribable. Passing the small towns, dense forests, and mighty rivers, one is left in sheer awe of the beauty of this great state. Then once on Mount Desert Island, the natural beauty is only enhanced as soaring mountains plummet into the briny foam of the mighty ocean. This state is among the most incredible places to visit, especially in the Summer and Autumn.
Ever so slowly, the clock ticks on,
So softly we never notice it,
Warm summer days filled with the color and splendor of youth,
Turned burgundy and yellow.
The days of warmth and sun,
Turn colder and darker,
Despite this change, beauty still reigns,
As every tree and stalk of corn turns the colors of the season,
A grand finale,
To another of nature’s successful acts in the mighty play, we call life.
-James D. Vespoli
Why do people come to the sea?
It is the powerful water,
Or the mighty ocean breeze.
Or is it just in moments that make us feel alone,
The ocean is a wise companion,
That gives us a home.