A Sense of Wonder by Chelsea Jandreau

A Sense of Wonder by Chelsea Jandreau

I can clearly remember the first time I found myself in a grove of Giant Sequoias. On the first night of a camping trip, a group of us went out on a night hike under an almost full moon. We had the trail to ourselves and the entire experience was overwhelming in the...
Rhythm of Seasons by Katie Finch

Rhythm of Seasons by Katie Finch

I admit it. I don’t really enjoy this time of year. In a walk outside, it is a challenge to find joy, beauty, and warmth in late fall, especially compared to other seasons. The blooms and songs of summer are over. The bright pinks, yellows, and reds have fallen away....
The Importance of Play by Jeff Tome

The Importance of Play by Jeff Tome

The old ship’s bell rang out across the landscape. “Clang! Clang! Clang” The sound echoed around the neighborhood that I grew up in and it was the signal to come home. Most people where I grew up had a signal to call the kids home. My family had a ship’s bell. Another...
Raptor Tales by Jeff Tome

Raptor Tales by Jeff Tome

The birds’ black eyes stared unblinking into mine, as if the animal was searching for something deep inside of me that only a bird of prey could see. It was absolutely captivating. Time stood still as the vulture and I established some level of communication that was...
A Note… by Sarah Hatfield

A Note… by Sarah Hatfield

A note… …to the air of October 12 in the mid-afternoon. You are here. Finally. I forget that I miss you, that you fill me with gratitude. Carrying the scent of fading leaves, low sunshine, and the inaugural biting night of autumn, you wrap the season I’ve been waiting...