I left my cozy house this morning where I have been hunkered down sick all week to conduct an interview for an article I am writing for Upper Valley Life Magazine on Vermont Stone Cross Company in Hartland, Vt. The details I'll have to save for the article, but driving a dirt road following the interview, I had to back up when I caught a shaft of light breaking through the dark woods and glistening trees. I snapped a photo that could never do the scene justice, but captured the impression of the black, straight, trunk lines jutting through the chartreuse foliage. This moment, that I so easily could have passed by, set the tone for the rest of the day. Me, out in the world pausing to partake of a dance of light and color and the backdrop of glimmering rain that allowed them to take center stage.