Rebecca Winter, a photographer, at the end of her agent's interest, has rented out her New York apartment so she can afford her Mother's nursing home fee, her Father's rent, her health insurance, and afford to rent a cottage in the country.
She meets Jim Bates, a roofer, who removes a raccoon from her attic and repairs the damage. He is much younger than she, but there is an attraction of sorts between them.
Rebecca begins hiking the woods and hills with her camera, enjoying the sounds and scents of the forest. She discovers small tableaux of a cross and various items left randomly in the woods, and photographs every one she finds.