Oak coat rack with four pegs, shelf, mirror, and Terry Redlin imagery
Somewhere is that special hideaway that puts us in close touch with the wild. When found, and if we are in the right mood, the roles between man and wildlife are reversed. The experience becomes the opposite of that offered by the nation's zoos, where we safely observe from behind a fence of glass. In this place we are surrounded by a grand variety of nature and nature's wildlife. We become the imprisoned ones. We sense the myriad faces and forms that have come to stare. But there is no need to be alarmed. The wildlife at this backwoods cabin mean no harm. And if we enter into their world with respect we will be allowed to share in its splendor. On this fresh morning stroll down the steps from the hillside cabin. Sit by the lake, quiet and watchful. There, see? One of nature's wonders, a trio of wood ducks, glide to a landing just across the inlet.