Yesterday was perfect in every way. We signed up for a jeep tour in the Rockies. I expected to see aspens turning, to learn about the flora and fauna and to take some spectacular pictures. we got that. But we got so much more. The Mountain Wolf was our guide. Lithe and fit, ski instructor by winter, jeep tour driver by summer, naturalist, survivalist, herbalist. Austrian, yodeler, mushroom man and probably the most content but excited to be alive person I have ever met. He connected with all of us instantly. He entertained us with stories and yodeling. He taught us all those things I expected. But there was more. A deep seated spirituality that could not be contained. Instead it was shared with each of us. Our connection with this planet and all of its forces unfolded throughout the day. He reminded us that nature's gift is in the now. It was a cherish every moment kind of day and a reminder to live life free and wild with child like wonder and exuberance.