Day trip to Copake, NY, all green and lush. The Berkshire mountains rise in the distance. The raised beds on the property are growing vegetables: beans, peas, squash brussel sprouts, lettuce. By the pond, geese gather for an afternoon swim. Crown vetch wildflowers bloom in an expanding meadow by a road path. A red wing blackbird rests on tall grass. The lake, Upper Rhoda, gleams. No horns or sirens or city noises. Just the halcyon calm of an open countryside.