Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Hurricane Irene swept through our part of Pennsylvania with enough fury to leave many of us without power for a few days and plenty of branches to pick up in the meantime. As is often the case after nasty weather, the days following the storm have been absolutely beautiful.
It is truly amazing how these delicate flowers and seemingly fragile insects ever survive the wind and downpours of pelting rain. As long as the stalks of the flowers weren't broken completely they are now arching upwards towards the sun's rays. It didn't take long after I refilled the hummingbird feeder that my little friends made their acquaintance. Where do these little guys go during a storm? Are they swaying right along with the bush or tree they clung to for shelter? I doubt I'd fare as well if exposed to the elements. But everything seems to be back doing its business and no worse for the ware.
"Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do."
Michel de Montaigne
"Nature holds all the answers - go outside and ask some questions - open your heart and listen to the response!"
"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better."
"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life."