Dorothy and I have just come back from our annual cycling vacation with our good friends Sharon and David Appotive. This year, we toured parts of Maine, which included the exceptional beauty of both Acadia National Park and the coastal area near Camden.
We all enjoy the almost spiritual connection we get experiencing the extraordinary sights, smells and sounds that nature provides. In Maine, the ocean, the forests, and the vernacular architecture were spectacular – even in the prevailing fog. These sensory experiences are actually all around us, perhaps to a lesser degree, in the middle of a city. We simply are caught up in our everyday work lives and literally do not stop to smell the roses. [Read more…]