Just before dawn this morning the crescent moon rises wearing a hue of muddy umber. The sky is dark blue black above it and dark golden below. The celestial views from my bedroom window humble and inspire me. I love being in the flow of the natural world. The birds begin to sing open the day. The vast star lit skies fade to the rising sun. We will go back to our city life today and leave for now our palace in the Palouse.