For me, I walk around this town and see particular snippets of my young life. The Little Store is still here after 50 years or so, where I used to come during middle school to get a giant deli sandwich and a bag of fritos with my best friend. Oh the miles and miles we walked and rode our bicycles!
The fall colors are still in full vibrancy around here, with tree species that Maine does not have. The reds and oranges of the very delicate Japanese maple leaves are dazzling. Squirrels are out in force, and look very healthy. I wonder what kind of predator population they have around here, probably not much. The squirrel life has likely changed far less than the human life since the 1960's and '70's.