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footprints on sand dunes in death valley

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.

—Christopher Norment in Relics of a Beautiful Sea, University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Photo of Stovepipe Wells sand dunes, Death Valley National Park, California, USA, by Richard Semik.

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Still Running

by Kandi Maxwell

Lady gingerly wades into the water and immediately squats down and pees. Her facial muscles relax and her mouth turns upwards- a hint of a smile. She wades deeper into the pool, but rarely gets her back wet. I take off my sandals, step into the cold and drip water over her head and her […]

Leave No Bee Behind

by Leslie Hall

On July 5th I woke up worried about the bees. I was worried about the bees because of the fireworks the night before and then when I went out to the backyard to check on the hive, I worried even more because I didn’t see any bees at the entrance. I had just read that […]