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...
Color Changes by Katie Finch

Color Changes by Katie Finch

Tis the season for scenic drives and rambling hikes. For pumpkin spice and apple flavored everything. For harvesting the fruits of the growing season. But, in this region dominated by eastern deciduous forests, nothing represents fall more so then the trees. The...
Nature Heals by Sarah Hatfield

Nature Heals by Sarah Hatfield

Audubon did an exhibit in 2006 titled “Hooked on Nature.” One of the features was a corner in which the naturalists identified a person who inspired them to become a naturalist. I chose my dad. The text I wrote then reads as follows: This photo is one of my favorites....