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Suguaro Cactus in setting sun

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.

--Edwin Way Teale, Wandering Through Winter, 1965

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The Meadow in November

I stood here before with exuded ebullience, and no one saw. Now, in obvious gloom, I am stared at by man and machine. I fondly remember this place, that warm day in November. The path here, then indistinct and mostly hidden, led to the edge of this meadow nearly ten acres in all. The wind […]

The James

It starts in the Appalachians, born as a humble stream in the mountains of Virginia before it greets civilization. When it makes its journey downward, it splits Alleghany County, with a population of 16,161, from its big brother Botetourt County, which houses 33,002. Few tourists stop to see the small-town charm at the split of […]

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