Looking out from my balcony, I can see four houses in the dim light of night. The sky is a deeply purple black velvet colur, studded with just a few stars since we are at the edge of the city’s light pollution. Still, it’s serene and framed by the tall slender trees that punctuate the view from the hillside. I scan for deer but don’t see any, nothing appears to be stirring, not even the neighbour’s evil cat. From this vantage I’ve seen lots of wildlife in the past, but tonight, looks like I’ll have to be content with serenity. And I am. Content.