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an online magazine for readers and writers of nature writing

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.

—Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), June 18, 1853, in The Journal: 1837-1861, Edited by Damon Searls, New York Review Books, 2009. Photo by Miloszg.

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What Does It Take To Make Her Happy?

by Shelley M Ouellette

Her calendar is clear, like the sky on her one day off. She positions her lawn chair next to a side table, and plants herself in the back yard to bake in the sun; sparkling water with lemon slices within her reach. For a moment, she listens to the chorus of birds singing in different […]

Summer Music

by Janice Sina

5:10 am. The song of the wood thrush sounds a little forlorn, blending as it does with dreams not quite remembered. Sharing coffee with the internet doesn’t change my perception of its tone. I snap my laptop shut and harness Wally; we’re out the door by 6 am, hoping natural news will find us. Mist […]