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Man looking across the Sound to Skye

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.

— Gavin Maxwell, Ring of Bright Water, 1960
Photo by Samuel Spicer

Latest Articles

Flip: A Leaf’s Life Story

I begin each time as dynamic and on-the-move atom teaming up with the air, water and dust of the earth. Once I was a thunder cloud, once a dust devil. This time I was drawn to another group and became an organism as a leaf bud then leaf. My name is Flip and with each […]

Gravel Paths

I look out at a beautifully landscaped, skillfully crafted garden, manifestly the result of lengthy and careful planning, meticulous attention to detail and strenuous labour both of hand and machine. The product of this endeavour is splendid: broad avenues, winding gravel pathways, never with too uncomfortable an incline, imaginative playgrounds and (above all!) delicate teashops […]

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