The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;—
Little we see in Nature that is ours . . .
Not me, Baby!
Whenever the world gets too much (which, judging from the mental agitation of my friends, is happening with alarming frequency) I head straight to Nature.
In this case, the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, Massachusetts.
(Natick is just a 30-minute train ride from Boston.
And with my senior discount, it’s only $8.50 roundtrip.
Talk about groovy!)
Broadmoor provides the perfect blend of forest
and water features
The city is great, but not when you need mental clarity.
Traffic noise? I think not.
Today was just perfect: sunny and warm, but not too hot.
Whenever I have important things to think about, I head right to a place like this.
Where I can be alone with my thoughts.
Technically speaking, I had to share with a few deer flies.
But they are part of Nature too!
I managed to figure a few things out.
Which is good.
As the poet of Tintern Abbey said so well:
Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
She never lets me down.