I spent the last two weeks in Southern California, returning the day before yesterday. It’s good to be back home. Home: dirt trails, trees, sky, deer and stream. I missed them.  When in San Diego, I went to the ocean everyday, to re-calibrate. Cities are so hard on our planet, paving her in a tight corset of asphalt. Pruning and poisoning flora beyond recognition. Leaving no space for fauna. Healthy wildness remains in the woods. Here, nature relaxes, she’s friendly and she shares. Treated with respect, she is a true friend.