Category Archives: environment

Looking at the world through a windshield

 A Migratory Expedition Southward Winter in the Rockies is a long season. Even in the southern Rockies cold and snow can be expected for a long six months. Staying mostly indoors sitting by the fire has it’s comforts but can … Continue reading

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A Composition on Decomposition

Exploring an Eastern Woodland Healthy woodlands play an important part of maintaining biodiversity in the environment. They provide a habitat for all manner of species, flora and fauna. If that woodland dies off, from natural causes or removed by man, … Continue reading

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Where did the breadbox go?

Found in an old cabin In American kitchens of the 1940s and 50s, in nearly every home, a breadbox sat on the countertop. I know in ours it did, as well as every neighbor, friend and family. Ours disappeared from … Continue reading

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A Season of Crystals

For The Beauty Of The Earth From under obscured skies and clouds small crystals drift down to land softly and settle into growing mounds of white. Green pine and fir stand in contrast whilst bending boughs cushion the accumulating tiny … Continue reading

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Wood heat at the Lower Farm

“In winter we lead a more inward life. Our hearts are warm and cheery, like cottages under drifts, whose windows cheerfully ascends….We enjoy now, not an oriental, but a boreal leisure, around warm stoves and fireplaces, and watch the shadow … Continue reading

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Changing climate, Changing lifeway

Climate change poses threats and dangers to the survival of indigenous communities world wide. Within the industrialized nations, indigenous communities still exist. Unless one lives in close proximity it is easy to forget they are there. Along the Alaskan coastline … Continue reading

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On the Kilauea Iki Trail

In 1959 a dramatic and violent eruption turned Kilauea Iki at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park into a cauldron of lava with fantastic fountains of fire shooting skyward. A hike across Kilauea Iki crater is a walk into the heart of … Continue reading

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