The early evening air felt chilly but fresh and clean.
There is so much beauty here that it makes me ache with gratitude.
No matter how many times I've seen the sun peeking through the ancient trees, playing peek-a-boo in the evening shadows, the scene still makes me catch my breath.
After all the drama and sorrow of this past week, looking out onto the water and seeing the still leafless forest of trees brought deep peace.
A few young people mingled at the edge of the hill but otherwise quiet predominated.
Last autumn's leaves, that must have been under snow for months, still crunched beneath my feet.
Soon the sun began to recede behind the darkened hills that rim the lake.
We walked down the hillside to the parking lot, leaving behind the shadowy trees silhouetted against the dying sunset.
Life, despite all its disappointments, heartbreak and pitfalls, is beautiful and very, very good, don't you think?
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE PLACE TO GO FOR PEACE?