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October Wrap-Up

Have you visited Camp Stevens in October before? It can be wet, chilly and a premature welcome to winter, or – as it was this year – it can make us wonder why the pool isn’t still open.  We took advantage of the extended warm weather to eat tomatoes, spend plenty of time outdoors, and … Continue reading

Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 14, 2014

“We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth, and to tell our stories. These are the moments when the world is made whole. In my children’s memories, the adventures we’ve had together in nature will always exist.” ― Richard Louv

Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 13, 2014

“Always in the big woods when you leave familiar ground and step off alone into a new place there will be, along with the feelings of curiosity and excitement, a little nagging of dread. It is the ancient fear of the Unknown, and it is your first bond with the wilderness you are going into.” – … Continue reading

Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 12, 2014

“In nature nothing exists alone.”  ― Rachel Carson

Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 11, 2014

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”  ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 10, 2014

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau

Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 7, 2014

“Can we teach children to look at a flower and see all the things it represents: beauty, the health of an ecosystem, and the potential for healing?” ― Richard Louv

Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 6, 2014

“The ecological teaching of the Bible is simply inescapable: God made the world because He wanted it made. He thinks the world is good, and He loves it. It is His world; He has never relinquished title to it. And He has never revoked the conditions, bearing on His gift to us of the use … Continue reading

Wednesday’s Whim: Balance

I’ve been thinking a lot about balance these days. Several years ago I was introduced to poet Mary Oliver and find her inspiring, insightful, and just plain right most of the time.  (I introduced her to this space last December.)  Her entry into human emotion and experience is often through the natural world, a language … Continue reading

Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 5, 2014

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ― Rachel Carson

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