Maurice River Bluffs

Hubby and I went hiking along the Maurice River in Cumberland County, New Jersey on this gorgeous fall-like day.

We stumbled upon an old abandoned house of stone. A vulture watched us closely….

Beach and old dock posts

Tall skinny pines. Millville is located at the southern tip of the Pine Barrens.

Peace and beauty in nature.

“Do not seek to be regarded as somebody, don’t compare yourself to others in anything. Leave the world, mount the cross, discard all earthly things, shake the dust from off your feet.”
— St. Barsanuphius

“Let anger be guarded against. But if it cannot be averted, let it be kept within bounds. For indignation is a terrible incentive to sin. It disorders the mind to such an extent as to leave no room for reason. The first thing, therefore, to aim at, if possible, is to make tranquility of character our natural disposition by constant practice, by desire for better things, by fixed determination.”

— St. Ambrose, p.279 excerpt from A Year with our Church Fathers