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The Wisdom Of Nature

I spent a four day weekend with my husband and son in Baxter State has been much to long since I have been enfolded in the power of Mother Nature.  It was what I needed right now, at this present moment. It has been so long, that at one point, on one of our walks, I felt the stillness and quiet actually crawl up inside me and start a healing process and a slowing down.  I had a clear vision, for the first time in a long time of where I want to go and what I want to do.  So many gifts are found walking softly in the forest of life. So much to channel if we pay attention to those gifts we are shown in the world of nature.

The photo of the Eagle above is a rare gift.  I know that and I appreciate the dance it shared with me.  I appreciated seeing it teach it's young how to fend for themselves now.  Ah but the young mimic the youth of today and one  baby squawked at it's Mom, loud and clear and she just ignored him.  I have never witness such Mothering love in the wild before.  Finally the Mom had had enough and flew from the tree. She approached the water from behind me and I only was able to capture her leaving with the fish...I did not see her catch it but the gift of this photo will always be a treasure of my time spend re-uniting with Nature in the deep woods of our beloved Maine.  Way up in Millinocket...on  South Twin Lake.  Next to Baxter State Park.

I felt the earth envelope my feet, and make me strong enough to walk through the seasons of life. I was breathing in the fresh air cleaned by thousands and thousands of trees, a natural air filter.  I felt the warmth of the sun on my face without the harsh winds and I saw gifts from the forest floor.  Turning leaves of red maple, orange mushrooms that look like toad stools. Signs that summer will soon give way to Autumn.  Pine and oak and fresh scents that hold you in their perfume.  Ponds, lakes, rivers and streams.  Clean, fresh water without polutens.  Clouds, blue sky and even some rain drops...and it all came back.  My love of knowing I needed the woods.  To be rejuninate with its powers of concentration and relaxation.

Maybe I can't get way up to Baxter often but the woods are in my own back yard.  All I need to do is go there. Go there more often. To get center and breath in life to set my internal clock.  Perhaps if I go often enough, I will soar like the Eagle again...and feed my soul.

Happy Birthday Chris...thanks for still walking with me and Dad...and thanks also for understanding and loving Mother Nature...she has been good to us and for you.

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Reader Comments (8)

Your post is music to my ears!
Love your description of feeling so close to nature . . . and what better place than our beloved Maine.
And yes, I know, we too, live in a beautiful area when we're not up at GRB! It's all in our attitudes and taking time to breathe it all in.
How exciting to have captured the Eagle in flight!
Soar on, Dear friend!
And Happy belated birthday to Chris!
xox a xox

September 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAntoinette

I understand that feeling of nature crawling inside you...I can feel it now reading your words. There is something refreshing end energizing about being outdoors undistracted by daily life of technology and rushing from place to place. This would make a great article for publication, and the capture of the eagle with fish in tow...stunning. It says so much. So happy you three spent some quality time together among your favorite surroundings. xx

September 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

I believe being out in nature is one of the best therapies ever! I'm so glad you had a chance to experience nature in all it's glory here...that is one phenomenal sight and capture!! And yes, sometimes our own backyards do the trick as well.

September 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I totally understand how you feel about Maine and the rejuvenating woods! I am headed up there for Columbus Day Weekend and am so looking forward to it! I feel like the months since my mother passed have been a
whirlwind and blur. I am so looking forward to fall to slow down and
regroup! Mentally and physically exhausted! I need the time to recenter myself! And
Maine does that for me!

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Thomas

Thank you dear Antoinette for your visit and lovely commnents...Maine is unique for sure but so very beautiful and wild. It's so many things to so many of us...Thank you for sharing Maine with me...a place we both love.

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl c.

Beverly if you ever get out this way, I'll take you to Maine. I know it is someplace that you would really be able to wrap your head and heart around...thank you for sharing Maine with me, if only through my blog...your words mean so much to me...

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl c.

Susan I know you understand the feelings and solace that being in nature does for us. Living in New England gives us both plenty of opportunities to be outside and experience so much of what makes life so beautiful..the simple things. Thanks for stopping by and for always being so supportive.

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl c.

Dear Liz, I hope when you get to Maine that some of the pain and sadness that still lingers from your Mom's death will leave you...take time to sit quiety for a few minutes and think about her and let nature do some healing for you...we will meet my friend, someday soon, in Maine...I know how healing it is...enjoy your weekend. xo

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl c.

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