0 vote   65 readings 1 min

Our Seasons

Matthew Bodek, ago

I’m continually amazed at the wonders of nature and in this part of the world the passing of the seasons is astounding.  The temperature, the amount of daylight, and the types of precipitation ... [+]

3 votes   93 readings 1 min


Clara E. Berkey, ago

A squirrel scampered across my branches as I swayed in the breeze. Three eggs slept in their nest. A fox slunk by shrouded by bushes. It was November 16, 2018 and I stood there observing it all. It ... [+]

0 vote   85 readings 1 min

Winter in the Garden

Mary Frances McLaughlin, ago

When the last of the flowers succumb to the cold and my time in the garden comes to a sudden end, I rummage through the garage and resurrect an assortment of bird feeders, fill them, and set myself ... [+]

3 votes   84 readings 1 min

Bow Watch

Rebecca Silvey, ago

Excitement flows over me as I stand at the bow of the SSV Robert C. Seamans, the square-rigged research sailboat currently gliding through the dark ocean night. Salty air fills my nose and surrounds... [+]

0 vote   33 readings 1 min

Be Aware

Gabrielle Kahng, ago

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is... [+]

1 vote   14 readings 5 min

Reclaim the Forest

Ana Weinfurter, ago

I can feel everyone around me shaking in fear. We were all crammed in this small box and it is now shaking and rattling around us. I try to comfort my little sister who is clinging to me for ... [+]

0 vote   13 readings 1 min

Standing Ankle-Deep in Water

Roxanne Halpine Ward, ago

Standing Ankle-Deep in Water

Lake of the Woods, Michigan


A lot of things are happening right now, 

in this water. Lily pads with actual lilies

floating just beyond my ... [+]

15 votes   192 readings 1 min

Where do insects sleep?

Bev Norton, ago

Rowan and Rhys it’s time to sleep so in the morning you are refreshed and sweet. But Momma we are not tired, please tell us where do insects sleep?

Momma oh Momma Rowans asks,  “where do ... [+]

11 votes   118 readings 1 min

Grandpop's Cabin

Susan Wells-Johnson, ago

Since I was a baby, I have been going to Red Rock Mountain. My grandfather's cabin still lives in the woods, and while we are not always there, the cabin is in good company. You see, there is always... [+]