Early one summer morning, the sun rises on a mountain side, covered with evergreen trees. Mists flow by, condensing into droplets that satisfy and sustain living things. Lichen, seemingly inanimate, absorb moisture and nutrients from the stones. All manner of creatures stir, from the slumbering chrysalis to the thirsty deer that drink from the mountain stream. Nearby, a young family of campers talk about their plans for the day.