Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Glory Sky

My husband and I are in Maine, where he is trying to transform a log cabin of sorts into a livable house with modern heating and plumbing systems, new rooms and exterior, etc. The whole nine yards. All with his own labor--a monumental task!

But it's not all work; we take every opportunity to smell the roses (well, okay, the musk of the forest). We love Maine because in this state, the land still stretches in all directions, fertile, lush, and unspoiled by the excesses of people and civilization. Right now it's cloudy and cool up here, but I'll gladly take it over the heat of most of the northeast. Of course the ugly effects of global warming often reach into this region, and will surely do so more often in the future. But that's another story.

When we live here among the pines, we often retire early. I like to watch (through the window) the light of day fade from the lake and far shore, as the silence of the Maine night sets in like a balm to my soul.... Never have I heard such a profound and deep silence. A total silence, smooth and deep and calming. It's a silence you can count on. I like to wake up, just to listen! Of course, sometimes the plaintive calling of loons on the lake is a special treat. Or the wind, wailing out of the hills of New Hampshire's White Mountains, to the west of us.

I think it was Nietzsche who said "The one and only voice of God is silence." I believe he had that right.


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10 comments:

  1. Congrats on your cabin Lynda! What a beautiful serene place! Gorgeous shot, the lighting on here is stunning! My best to you! :)

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  2. Thank you Carrie Ann! I think you would like it here as much as I would like Colorado. They're both awe-inspiring places, and we are lucky to partake of their beauty!

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  3. Ohhh how beautiful Lynda! The sky is wonderful! I just love it!
    *HUGS*

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  4. Angela, thanks for sharing with me the joy I feel when here! Hope all is well... Hugs to you.

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  5. Wonderful pictures, Lynda! And a very inspiring blog.

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  6. Thank you for stopping by, Su. Please visit again soon!

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  7. Su, I forgot to say I love the vibrant, rich colors of your paintings!

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  8. love this photo and your cabin is an inspiration to me. My dream is the mountains of northern New Mexico. I'll get there someday.

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  9. Lynda, I have to say that your blog is extremely successful and really shows how to do the thing. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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  10. lynda beautify pictures and art, i really love it, thanks for sharing.

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