"Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Here grow the wallflower and the violet. The squirrel will come and sit upon your knee, the logcock will wake you in the morning. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill. Of all the upness accessible to mortals, there is no upness comparable to the mountains. -- John Muir
This weekend I spent some time walking through Fort Snelling State Park and the Roberts Bird Sanctuary. The light was beautiful, I saw a few animals (missing the owls I was hoping to spot), and was given the needed reminder that there are pieces of beauty and peace in the world.