awakening under a canopy of trees along the blue ridge was a gift on this morning. here you see a simple tree along a field. the time we take to camp, to retreat to nature, is a gift. we know that the luxury of the time & means of taking an evening away, putting up the tent, cooking over a fire is a gift that not all enjoy. i certainly hope that those who are able can look up to the sky and see the beauty that it holds. that each can see trees in their spiritual state. that we can look around and see the wonder and amaement of creation. such a glorious, mysterious world!