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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.

—John Keats, Letter to his brother Tom Keats in The Letters of John Keats: 1814-1821, Ed. Hyder Edward Rollins, 1958. Photo by Jim Vallee.

Latest Articles

Green: After Five Years of Drought

by Kandi Maxwell

After five years of drought, I had forgotten about the restorative effects of green. Living on the western slope of the Sierra surrounded by evergreens, I thought I remembered. The large, drought-resistant ponderosa pines and the incense-cedars growing near the cabin where I live led me to believe the mountain landscapes flourished in spite of […]

Sanctum: A Horse Ride on South Dartmoor

by Eleanor Halton

Negotiating the winding track to the moor is always the hardest part. The peaty water rushes off the beacon polishing the large slabs of granite as it gushes down towards the village. Here, it unknowingly meets the River Erme and begins its winding passage to Bigbury Bay where it disperses amid a restless and weary […]

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