Sunshine and Spring in Maine

I’ve been making a point to witness more sunrises on the beach. It’s a far better way to start the day than to be reading the news and comments sections which are so toxic, yikes! It’s an ongoing effort to let go of what I don’t need that also brings me down when there is so much natural uplifting beauty waiting to be admired. I still read the news but I don’t need to wallow in it nor aggravate myself over anonymous opinions. At dawn you also never know what you’ll see, like this mink that ran onto the beach and then along the shoreline, it was so lovely!

During late March and April when the outside temps are in the 40s, my unheated sunroom reaches 70 degrees and above on a sunny day. I love listening to the oldies and country music on my vintage a.m. radio in my rocking chair that usually leads to a delightful doze.

Mornings at Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth are blustery and invigorating with fabulous scents of the sea!

Miss Ricky is devouring her daily organic grape tomatoes after a long winter torpor and the chipmunk snack cart is well-stocked!

I want to close this post with a quote from Charles Darwin:

“There seems to me too much misery in the world. I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidæ with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of caterpillars, or that a cat should play with mice. Not believing this, I see no necessity in the belief that the eye was expressly designed. On the other hand I cannot anyhow be contented to view this wonderful universe and especially the nature of man, and to conclude that everything is the result of brute force. I am inclined to look at everything as resulting from designed laws, with the details, whether good or bad, left to the working out of what we may call chance. Not that this notion at all satisfies me. I feel most deeply that the whole subject is too profound for the human intellect. A dog might as well speculate on the mind of Newton. Let each man hope and believe what he can.”

4 thoughts on “Sunshine and Spring in Maine

  1. What a beautiful and uplifting post! Witnessing a sunrise, enjoying the warmth of a sunroom, and taking in the scents of the sea are all wonderful ways to appreciate the natural beauty around us. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s