The poetry of crows

The crows have captured my attention this week. I have been noticing these birds a lot when I have been out in town or at my sit spot. Yesterday afternoon, as I was wandering through the woods enjoy the warm weather, I was jolted by the sound of a crow. This experience inspired me to... Continue Reading →

A single snowflake

A single snowflakeFalls gently onto my kneeSlowly, it disappears Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley is the man that took the study of snowflakes to another level. Born in 1865, Bentley was a farmer in rural Vermont who pioneered photomicrography. Photomicrography is the process of taking photos under a microscope. Bentley used this process to study rain, dew,... Continue Reading →

Earth Day 2021- Earth Day Toolkits

EARTHDAY.ORG’s theme for Earth Day 2021 is Restore Our Earth™, which focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems. In this way, the theme rejects the notion that mitigation or adaptation are the only ways to address climate change. It is up to each and every one... Continue Reading →

Conscious Nature by Josh Lane

"If one takes the view that all of life is Sacred and connected to the Great Mystery, then all of Nature becomes a doorway to the Infinite" Josh Lane, Conscious Nature Josh Lane is a nature mentor with a diverse background that includes yoga, meditation practices, holistic tracking, bird language and wilderness skills. Conscious Nature:... Continue Reading →

Sit Spot Haiku – Spring Snow

Today's Haiku: Budding red mapleFramed by the silent gray skyWelcome the spring snow Haikus are quickly becoming an integral part of my sit spot practice. I have found this process of putting my experience into the short, concise form of a Haiku beneficial to expanding my awareness to what is happening around me. I usually... Continue Reading →

Sit Spot Haiku

This week’s sit spot haiku: As the sun risesThe neighborhood comes aliveRejoice in bird song! What is the sit spot? A sit spot is a foundational practice for many people who are looking to develop a deeper connection to the natural world. The sit spot is a place where you can go and be with... Continue Reading →

Our Wild Calling by Richard Louv

I first became aware of Richard Louv's work when I read Last Child in The Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, (2008). In this book, Louv explores the emerging research on the beneficial impacts of nature on the well-being of children. Louv suggests that a lack of nature connection in the lives of children... Continue Reading →

Sit spot challenge – sky

I have recently embarked on a 30 day sit spot challenge. The sit spot, for those that aren't aware, is a location that you can easily get to and be with nature. All the guidance that I have heard about the sit spot is that it shouldn't be more than a 5 minute walk from... Continue Reading →

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