This is one of the photos that got a frame today. It's from a much cooler time this spring during a rather long stretch of rainy weather. Cool and rainy sound so good to me right now since we are in the midst of our Midwest summer. Every time I have seen this photo today it's brought to mind beauty and simplicity. I could use some of that right now. The beauty these days has been a bit covered up by complexity and pain...the product of human choice...of pain begetting more pain and so on until that cycle finds itself broken by love/grace/forgiveness and light.