Been so busy putting things away and settling in that I barely realized that the sun sets just over the ridge outside my front door. It’s an average sort of sunset, as sunsets go, but it is the most beautiful reminder to me to pay attention to my natural surroundings. The truth is, I get home from work most nights after this spectacular show. But while I’m off this week I’m going to make a date with the gloaming. This is why we moved here to our little house in the clearing on a hill. The pictures for the walls will be hung later. For now, there is a more pressing matter. The gentle dark descending, and the illusion, thanks to a perfect row of low hovering clouds, of a golden lake just beyond the trees suspended in the dusky sky. Peace on Earth…indeed.