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Nature writing is born out of love, respect, and awe. It finds its subject during days of close observation of the natural world. It finds its voice in the relationship with nature developed during those days.

Kenneth Rexroth, In the Sierra: Mountain Writings, New Directions 2012

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Tree Museums

“Well they took all the trees and they put them in a tree museum…” Joni Mitchell, “Big Yellow Taxi” Trees have always been a central part of human existence, and in our religions, mythologies and cultures this is celebrated, both literally and figuratively. The Tree of Life, the Charter Oak, the Wish Tree, the Tree […]

Child of Small Waters

I am a child of small waters. My thoughts are not grand, not oceanic. They meander like a brook, crossing fields, woods and swampy areas. Sometimes they submerge beneath the earth’s surface and become subterranean, cold. The magnetic pull of big waves that undulate and beckon me away from my tenuous foothold on earth unnerves […]

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