Monday, October 18, 2010

A Little Bit of Heaven on Earth


New England is a place of aching beauty.

What, exactly, does that mean?  Well, one is surrounded with so many exquisite images that seeing them makes the heart ache. 

A walk along the edges of a lake rimmed with trees in colorful autumn attire becomes much more than just a stroll.  One cannot help but look up into the tree tops, neck outstretched, observing gold, green, red, and orange leaves contrasted against the sky.


White clouds break open and multiply themselves into hundreds of fluffy layers. 


Birds like seagulls line a part of the lake's shore, surveying the intensely picturesque vistas.  Then, in a split second, they lift their wings, soar above the water, and take flight among the clouds.





A sailboat glides silently by as a gentle breeze pushes it along.



Then, people in kayaks paddle in silence, except for the splashing of the oars in the choppy surface of the lake.




Soon, winter will descend with a gray and icy vengeance and the landscape will be barren and cold.

For today, however, the sun continues to warm one's face. The trees, on fire with explosions of color, invite gazing.


The air, crisp and cool, invigorates.

Queen Autumn  rules.

WHERE IS YOUR LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN ON EARTH?

10 comments:

Susan said...

Hello Everyone! Hope you all had a splendid weekend.

I want to welcome Rose Cooper, this blog's 145th Follower! Hello, Rose. So happy you have decided to Follow. Come to visit often!

Hugs to all. Susan

Chatty Crone said...

Your blog is growing girl.

I love the pictures you put on here from New England. I want to go there sometime and see the things you post in person. It looks so beautiful.

Sandie

Anonymous said...

We are still having 80 degree days, but winter is just around the bend. I love your gorgeous autumn pictures. http://lindaoconnell.blogspot.com/

diane stetson said...

Each and every place on this beautiful planet earth has it's splendor. I live in a vacation land place where flowers bloom year round and ocean breezes cool the air. I love where I live...temperate climate...lovely lake...and everything you'd want is close by.

Heaven's Walk - said...

*sigh*.....Your photos just make me want to go back to New England.....It is SOOOO beautiful! My dream would be to live there in the summer and in Florida in the winter. Thanks for the sweet memories of my trip out east many years ago!

xoxo laurie

Claus said...

The dream is to go to Hawaii, the Caribbean or the Indian ocean during summer time, and to New England in Autumn! it must be beautiful!!! But while I win the lottery or find a treasure, I take joy in finding beauty in every corner along my path that may have lush and beautiful nature.
have a lovely day!!

Creative Carmelina said...

ALL THE WORLD OF NATURE IS A WONDERFUL PALETTE OF BEAUTY TO BE ENJOYED IN EVERY SEASON! THEREIN LIES MY OWN PERSONAL BLISS...

THESE PHOTOS ARE STUNNING SUSAN...WELL DONE....

YOUR WRITING WAS AS BREATHTAKING AND CHARMING AS THE WARM COLOURS OF AUTUMN!

CIAO BELLA
CREATIVE CARMELINA
C

Dianne said...

Beautiful post...

Karen Lange said...

Your photos are lovely! A mini retreat...:)
Blessings for your week,
Karen

BECKY said...

I REALLY need to come and visit you, Susan!! :D

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