After graduating from college and before settling into anything too serious, I worked for a a strong, persistent, creative, artistic woman. She weathered the storms for years in an effort to save one forest in particular- Hays Woods. Her mind and spirit were so connected to spreading awareness about that huge patch of earth. She faced lawyers, the money hungry, the ignorant and the ambivalent, and through every challenge, she remained rooted in her cause. I made her a small token of my appreciation and admiration for her to enjoy during the winter holiday.