Hey yo, long time, no? Has it really been almost 4 months since I last posted to Nature ID? It's interesting how time seems to become more condensed as I get older. No offense to anyone but I have a theory as to why elderly folk drive so slow, if an hour feels like half an hour, then going 30 miles per hour feels more like 60 miles per hour. Whoa. Time and the unspoken commitments we all make to each other have been looming large in my brain space lately. I had meant for Nature ID to chronicle nature. Now I realize it's helped me chronicle the seasons of my life... and I miss the act of recording. Anniversary. We did our annual hike a day early with concerns over having enough daylight after school and the possibility that I might be traveling. Imagine our surprise when we found our wedding tree trail closed for rehabilitation. Fortunately other trails to the tree remain open for now.