In 2008, I returned to my childhood home in Woodside after living in Texas for 24 years. I revisited the paths and details that lined the trails leading to the grand vistas in Woodside and the Bay Area. I wanted to see this land as if for the first time again. I wanted to appreciate what is in front of me without knowing what is ahead; dead branches, brambles and all. I continue to be fascinated by the play of light, coupled with changes in the weather, sunshine, fog and rain, pulling me into a vortex of mood and mystery.