Beauty can save the world

Holding close the North’s beauty as it nurtures and feeds and relaxes and uplifts. Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, with its slow winds and tall grasses and wide variety of birds, is one of the most beautiful areas in the U.S. Took a walk there early this morning and then drove the long, winding road through the refuge to see what I could see: herons, geese, some birds I didn’t know, a skittering raccoon.

Stopped at the bookstore and bought five bookmarks, three postcards, a book by Kenn Kaufman and one pair of Kestrel earrings. Made a small donation to the refuge and called it a day.

This fall seems especially golden.