Temple of the Owls
Walking through the woods near my home one calm evening, I paused to admire this view, the light shining through trees, bouncing off a small lagoon. Above me a barred owl called, startling me. In the woods behind another owl answered, then another. As they prepared for their evening activities, with the light glowing all around, the trees reaching skyward, a feeling of profound awe and peace came over me.