• In our backyard is a solitary Liquid Amber tree (liquidambar) that from spring through summer produces a gorgeous bounty of green leaves, providing welcome shade and beauty.

    St. Michael Church in Jacksonport, Wis., and Lake Michigan are pictured in an aerial photo.

    St. Michael Church in Jacksonport, Wis., and Lake Michigan are pictured in an aerial photo. (CNS photo by Sam Lucero, The Compass)

  • In "Hurrahing in Harvest" the Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins revels in the marvelous elements of nature that herald the arrival of autumn.

    A cob of corn is seen in a field during the harvest in Minooka, Ill., in this illustration photo.

    A cob of corn is seen in a field during the harvest in Minooka, Ill., in this illustration photo. (CNS photo by Jim Young, Reuters)

  •  The United Nations was born in 1945 out of the rubble and human devastation of World War II.

    The U.N. flag is seen during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the world body's headquarters in New York City Sept. 24, 2019.

    The U.N. flag is seen during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the world body's headquarters in New York City Sept. 24, 2019. (CNS photo by Yana Paskova/Reuters)

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