You see,
art is practiced here         









          Along with various other concerns 




          pruning trees,
repairing the roof,
watching and feedng
the wildlife and so on.



Of course, other artists live on wooded hillsides, too, and so do
other people,


And it must be conceded that to some of us this kind of environment is not only valuable,
but absolutely necessary


          a degree of seclusion,
the life of growing things,
awareness that we are a part of nature."