Sara and I were down in Philly and Wilmington for the weekend a couple weeks ago. We had all day to drive back to Mass and took our time. Just off the Palisades Parkway there are a number of rest areas and scenic overlooks. I think this picture can show you how easily we forget the interconnectedness of man’s built world and nature. In the photo, I’m standing on a cliff (easily 150ft high shear rock wall) behind me is essentially wilderness, below me the mighty Hudson river, and in the distance the behemoth that is New York City. NYC has its charm, but I think the real New York lies just north of its Big Apple borders.