I take many walks out in the wilds away from people with my husband, John. It is so peaceful out here in the high desert. I always come back home feeling revitalized. There is always something wonderful to see. A dead branch against the blue sky, a twisty bit of branch on the ground with a flower emerging through it, a roadrunner disappearing into the sagebrush, a lizard skittering for cover. And the smells! A favorite is sagebrush after a rain. And of course the gentle quiet.