I feel a calling for the ocean and for the mountains. For most of my life I've lived close to the ocean. And when I lived away from the coast, I felt something was missing-- the breeze, the sound of the ocean waves breaking on the shore, the smells of the ocean, the sun, the seals, seagulls, pelicans, the texture of the wet sand while walking along the shore--- all these memories bring me back to the ocean.
I'm also drawn to the mountains-- more specifically the alpine habitat where there are lakes, beautiful rocks, trees and the sight of higher, often snowcapped peaks. In the wintertime, I'm drawn to the thrill of cross-country skiing in this type of habitat. For me when I think of these habitats they come to life when I remember them with all my senses: the smells, sights, textures, sounds, and even the taste of the wild berries for memory of enjoying a delicious lunch while there.