Good morning dear friends. Yesterday after an early morning walk to Fernald Point, I drove to Ellsworth to see about purchasing a computer battery. There were none to be had (chuckle chuckle). The drive was not in vain though, as I was able to pick up a few things from the Walmart store for Alan and his wife. It pleased me to be able to be of service to him in some way. (In the meantime, in case you are interested, i say a prayer and hope for the best each time i open the computer. :) )
On the way home I stopped for two more nature walks. One to a lake called “Lake Wood” and the other through a park near Bar Harbor called the “Wild Acadia Gardens” which this time of year turned out to be a wonderful long saunter though an old grove of birch trees.
I echo the sentiments of John Burroughs when he says:
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order.”
From Fernald Point Road: (This particular walk took me by some buildings. My friend Susan told me, when the shades are all drawn you know the occupants are gone for the winter.)
From Lake Wood:
" Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. " ~Henry David Thoreau
From the Wild Gardens of Acadia:
"Sometimes Thou may'st walk in Groves,
which being full of Majestie will much advance the Soul."
- Thomas Vaughan, Anima Magica Abscondita
The Psalms tell us that "The Heavens declare the Glory of God and the Earth shows forth his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech and night to night declares knowledge."
This day spoke lovingly and clearly to my soul. Pure gift.