While I love the outdoors at any time of year, there is something about fall in New England that turns my heart to thoughts of the sacred. The story of Moses and the burning bush comes to mind as I scan through photos I took from last fall. Sugar maples are particularly stunning, seeming to be almost ablaze…and yet not burned up.
If you want to read more of the story, go to Exodus Chapter 3 to learn how Moses encountered the burning bush in the wilderness. Most assuredly it was not a New England sugar maple in that middle eastern desert. But the effect of the encounter, whatever kind of bush it was, changed not just one man’s life, but the lives of many.
Marjorie Turner Hollman
Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, Easy Walks in Massachusetts, and More Easy Walks in Massachusetts. A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! Chapter Coordinator for the Association of Personal Historians New England Chapter, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. www.marjorieturner.com