Nature is often a refuge for those wanting to escape and rejuvenate the soul. They escape their built environment searching for silence and the beauty in nature. I find myself doing the same, however within that silence comes more sounds. The movement of the giant oaks and birch trees, the rustling of the grasses, the streams water finding its way over rocks or lapping against the shore of a lake, and the sounds of the wildlife. This series of paintings represents these sounds and the rejuvenating of the soul.