Place is very important. I have the privilege of living in a location that amazes me multiple times each day with its ever-changing beauty. My husband and I made a commitment when we moved here to share this spot with others, so that many could benefit from its abundant quiet, still waters, and busy bird life. If the work we do together lends itself to being done here at Lonetree Reservoir, between Loveland and Berthoud, CO, it will be imbued with the "Peace of Wild Things," as Wendell Berry so aptly put it.

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

~Wendell Berry