Near us is my favourite path through the woods which leads to the den my children built. It’s a place for knightly adventures and nature hunts. Animal trails criss-cross the path, many leading down to the stream nearby. Often I head there for a walk just as the sun begins shining through the high tree tops. Since my mother arrived for a summer visit, my kids now join me for an early morning run with her dog. The path through the woods is now filled with laughter, bird songs and barking.