Category Archives: Nature and Culture

The Heart of Home #3: Introducing the Watershed Wheel

Continued from The Heart of Home #1 and #2: Spatial Scale and Time Scale About twelve years ago, a group of like-minded friends gathered by my fireside to reflect upon what it means to live in this place we call … Continue reading

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The Heart of Home #2: Scales of Time

Continued from The Heart of Home #1: Spatial (Geographic) Scale As I continue to notice my backyard on this day of winter sunshine, I easily find evidence of past and future seasons. Dried stalks of prairie plants push through the … Continue reading

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The Heart of Home #1: Spatial (Geographic) Scale

Today, I find myself sitting in shirtsleeves on my back steps where the rays of a strong noontime sun warm my skin and dance across undulating snowdrifts that cloak my garden. Tomorrow, we expect a blizzard. In this moment, I … Continue reading

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Trees as Temples

I will go out from home on foot today to wander and find a tree that speaks to me of holy ground. What will be difficult is selecting just one. Forests were the first temples of the Divinity, and it … Continue reading

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