I"m back from my get away and how wonderful it was. I love being surrounded by nature and quiet and I was. It was misty, foggy and rainy most of the week end but that did not dampen the spirit of the retreat. A candle at my bed side a bouquet of tulips brightened the room. Soulful eyed deer would stare at me from the woods as I made my way to the class room, not moving an inch from their green feeding grounds. It was lovely and peaceful. The patter of rain on the roof would lull me to sleep at night and the hooting of an owl would awaken me in the am. My cottage sat down a hill at the base of the woods. Between the rain drops I spent much time walking, cup of coffee in hand mist on my cheeks soaking in the quiet. Between Ninas class of making little wire knots and walking I spent much time in reflection. A weekend of getting to know myself and others better.