On some of my more exhausting days at school, sometimes I take a few moments to myself to just look out my window. I have to admit that teaching in rural Maine can be very difficult at times, but the view is usually beautiful. My middle school is nestled next to a small mountain and is surrounded by woods, complete with nature trails. I have looked out my window and seen everything from the local dog, wild turkeys, deer, moose, and once even a pony. This is the view out my back door today. Even through the mist, it was refreshing.