Inspired by my niece living in Rome, I was reminded of the beautiful words of Hermann Hesse writing about the life force that trees inhabit and share with all of us. My niece is a couple of decades younger than myself, but already steeped in the wisdom to practice the habit of thinking what to be grateful for in her life. I share her joy in trees. Below is a digital image of a photograph taken five years ago in Christchurch, England. A wonderful English summer day spent within the magic of a copse of ancient trees overlooking the sea. Bliss.