Stairway to Heaven

Original Oil Painting
From the National Arboretum in Washington D.C. from the Azalea Collection
When we come upon a place that is so filled with the light and intensity of nature in all her glory how can we not think of this as a Stairway to Heaven.
This is how I imagine the journey and it gives me peace.

Genesis 28:12 "Then he dreamed, and behold, a stairway was set up on the earth, and its top touched the heavens. And behold, angels of God were going up and going down on it."