The husband and I went for a nice long walk today. As we live near a huge preserve (on land once owned by John D. Rockefeller that was part of his stately home, Kykuit) we wandered down trails and observed the deer (or did they observe us?), the lichen growing on fallen trees, the paths cut through centuries old stands of woods, and nature's quiet way of putting it all to rest.
The monotone of browns and the sound of rustling leaves gave me a sense of tranquility which is often hard to find on the average day around here. The Village of Sleepy Hollow due to the vast amount of Rockefeller land that has become New York State park contains the most amount of undeveloped property this close to New York City in the entire region. Hard to believe the city lay so close nearby as we wandered the park alone with our thoughts.