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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

Signs of Decay, Signs of Life

by Carl Wade Thompson

I took my twin sons to visit my parents this Saturday, a weekly two hour trip we take to spend the day. My toddler sons love going to visit Mimi and Paw Paw each week, and we spend most of the daylight hours outside in their big backyard. My parents’ house has an enclosed back […]

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 […]

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