Flowering Red Maple Twig
I’m a Maine Master Naturalist, freelance writer, and education director for a local land trust. My happy moments are spent wandering and wondering in the woods of western Maine. And photographing and sketching what I see. And writing about the experience. And trying to find out the answers. Honestly though, I don’t want to know all of the answers.
For the most part, I just like the wandering and wondering. That’s when I feel most alive. I hope you’ll join me on the journey. Sometimes it will be a little of this and a lot of that. Probably, it will be that way for the most part.
I’ve found I don’t have to wander far to find myself wondering. And maybe along the way I can encourage you to step out your door or out of your comfort zone and do the same.
Just take a look at the flowers on that Red Maple twig above. Have you ever stopped to check them out? To really look at them?
I think it all came clear to me years ago when our oldest son was competing in a Nordic ski race. We’d had a fresh snow storm the day before. After the race he said, “Mom, it’s so beautiful out there. Everyone was going so fast that they missed it.” Yup. That’s what it’s all about.
Join me to wonder as I wander.