I remember when I wrote this: "I am going to post on my back deck until I have to type in mittens....It is Sunday, November 22. Sunny, about 55 degrees at noon. "
I woke up this morning to the wind howling in the enormous pines off my back deck and realized that with it getting down to 10 degrees tonight, I ought to take my patio chairs, table and umbrella in the house before the furniture blew away. Til now, I kept smiling, thinking that I could sit on my lovely deck, talk to the pines, hear the birds, if even just a few more times til the cold really set in. It is setting in.
It is good to experience the seasons, strong weather, and the realization that we are so much less than these forces. The Gaia Theory addresses the interconnectedness of all things and all manner of current scientific theories continue to support and expand this. Originally proposed by James Lovelock as the earth feedback hypothesis, it was named the Gaia Hypothesis after the Greek supreme goddess of Earth. The hypothesis is frequently described as viewing the Earth as a single organism.