North Woods Camping…Day 3

When I woke this morning I made my coffee as usual, took care of my furry friends needs, then launched my drone to capture some footage of the pond best seen from above the surface. This pond is only about a mile long and a 1/2 mile wide, but it captures the essence of what it means to be in the “Great North Woods” of Maine. This perspective is such as only the majestic Eagle or the Hawk can see. The beauty not lost on these human eyes.

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I’m not quite a “Foodie” per say, but I do enjoy the finer aspects of culinary delights. Today’s lunch persists of chicken breast marinated in olive oil, rosemary, sage and thyme, along with plenty of garlic. As a side I made a simple rice pilaf. The same meal at “Home” would taste good, but out here it borders on the sublime! Being at one with nature seems to heighten all the senses. It allows you to appreciate all the simple things, including food, that are more than just a way of maintaining our existence. They can be a significant part of the experience a person retains in the memory of ones short life.

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As I sit here this afternoon, I think about all that have been here before. How many memories are burned into the minds of those who spent time in this spot. Each in their own way let go the sins of their past, escaped here in the wilderness with nothing but the wind and the trees. How many lives were changed with thoughts or conversations while sitting here under this canopy? Many left their mark in reverence for the time spent.

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As I lay me down to sleep this night, I realize I am just now starting to relax. Just now letting go the stress of everyday life with the sound of the wind in the trees. The calm and quiet, the soothing breeze pushing all the anguish away in it’s breathless whim. I now understand how much I needed this time away. I thought it to be true, now I feel it to be right.

Last but not least, here is a short movie I made from the drone footage and some pics. Take 5 min out of your life and let go…


19 thoughts on “North Woods Camping…Day 3

  1. The photos, the words, the description of that meal were wonderful but it was the film that reduced me to tears. Your choice of Holst and that particular passage from Jupiter was so appropriate and the fact that it is the music that I Vow To Thee My Country is sung to in England …. that most patriotic of hymns in my old country and the one I insisted must be sung at my father’s funeral 15 years ago and which I know he would have wanted reduced me to tears. Good tears. Really good tears. Thank you.


      1. I’m glad to educate it. Find ‘I Vow To Thee My Country’ on YouTube – the words were written by Cecil someone or other and set to this section of Holst’s ‘Planet Suite’ … it honestly is THE British Patriotic hymn but just as appropriate for you when writing about the land you love so ardently

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    1. Let me finish that thought! The music and the videos worked together to express how I felt at that moment. I create from a place inside my mind pushing for release, ever searching for the right words sometimes lost on me. But the more I try the more I feel!

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