We recently hiked Strickler Knob near Luray, VA. This hike is similar to Old Rag in the rock scrambling, but a little less strenuous, especially if you use the Scothorn Gap trailhead, and much less crowded. The 360-degree views from the top are spectacular, but sometimes nature provides intricate beauty on a much smaller scale as witnessed by this North American millipede (Narceus americana). While I love my work and enjoy Dusty greeting me with exuberance when I arrive home, I also look forward to encountering animal life in more unexpected ways in the middle of the woods, in the back yard, or on the water. What a gift that we can experience the complexity of nature on so many levels – our senses, intellect, and emotions. And to have the ability to contemplate and share this awareness with others! One of many reasons for belief in a God who wants us to experience the goodness of His creation!