Fallow Fields, the fourth song on the CD "Mountains Take Wing", is a bit of a mystery. It arose last summer during some emotional times, including the tragic loss of two local and admired sailors during the Chicago to Mackinac race, trapped when their boat capsized during a tremendous storm. It was also a time of great summer beauty in the Great Lakes, when everything is alive. I think it was this paradox that created the song. The only thing I know for sure was that the name had to be "Fallow Fields".