Under clear blue skies, a gentle fall breeze passed almost silently around me. With the temperature in the low 60's, the air was perfect and now free from the haze of summer's humidity. This was our first October in our new house. We knew that the panoramic views from here were stunning, but it was especially beautiful today. Built on reclaimed strip-mine land, our two and a half acres are surrounded by open, rolling spaces which seem to have been carved from somewhere besides southern Indiana.