The beneficent winter sun bathes the mountain with gentle winter warmth.
This is a time rich and soft time within this ecology.
The air around me is filled with the swelling chorus of birds, celebratory in their song to this landscape.
While among the reeds and flowers, the somniferous drone of insects adds yet more balm to the soul.
This natural world can at the same time inflame all of the senses and bring the deepest peace into our lives.
Photo: The lake under the Sierra. Courtesy of the author.