On Tuesday evening, I had a chance to walk the native grasslands in my preserve just as the sun was setting. The sky was dramatic, and the lighting was interesting, though barely bright enough to show the colors that are developing in the meadows and the woods.
The natural area preserve surrounds me every day, but the only time I get out into "nature" is after work and on weekends. Otherwise, I'm mostly "chained" to my desk. One of my board members warned me this would happen when I was promoted from land manager to executive director; he was prescient.