It was so still this day. Everything was still. Everything was cold. The water didn’t ripple like it does in the summer from the fish jumping in and out of it. The birds didn’t sing their pretty songs like they do when everything is hot and green. The trees didn’t blow because there was no warm breeze like there normally is when we visit this spot in the middle of the summer. The grass was dead and brown and the ground was damp from the rain we got 2 days prior. When you get 3 miles deep in the woods to this spot, there’s no one around for miles… you can sit there in the stillness and hear nothing but the waterfall running down the rocks that sits even deeper back in the woods. I don’t like fall, I don’t like winter… but the peacefulness of this day was just enough to make me happy with what this time of year does to the Earth.