This peaceful scene is from the Rocky Mountains, near Park City, Utah. The stream was actually roaring quite powerfully, what with all the snowmelt of spring. The beautiful aspen trees were also adding to the cacophony, rustling loudly in the afternoon wind. Even the sunlight felt loud, casting harsh shadows that moved as chaotically as aspen leaves. But despite the assault on all of my senses, this lovely glen made me feel totally serene and peaceful. Sometimes it seems like the noises of nature can actually add to the tranquility, drowning out all the world's artificialities.