It is early September. The sun is still warm and the scent of conifers fills the air. Léon Panckoucke opens the door of the wood hut where he has settled. He gets hold of his walking stick and a little bag of hop and makes his way to a small lake down below.
As he walks about the wooded landscape, a refreshing blend of green, spicy and balsamic scents delights him. The pervasive smell of lichen and mountain pine enhances the overwhelming woody fragrance of the surrounding resinous forest.
As he quietly rambles through the pristine natural environment, he immerses himself deep in the forest, enjoying the peacefulness of a perfect communion with nature.