Bunchgrass Memories

Bunchgrass Memories

In the beginning of July, I was a lucky participant at Fishtrap’s Outpost workshop, a week-long writing workshop that takes place on the Zumwalt Prairie, owned by the Nature Conservancy as North America’s largest native grassland. This little gem of waving grass and wildflowers, bear tracks, and coyote song is nestled in the notch of … Continue reading

And Yet, Not Enough

And Yet, Not Enough

“It was about an hour after sunset. The Catlin Gabel campus was completely still all around. But yet, nothing was still at all. Not even the tiny bright green fern sprouting from rich soil. The wind went crazy and there were way too many bird calls around to keep track of, and yet not enough. … Continue reading

Dogwood Mornings

Dogwood Mornings

It’s dogwood season. The time when color comes back into the world, fragile green leaves craving the sweet kisses of sunlight. They (and we) gather it close, soaking it in, feeling the fresh breaths of spring.  Outside my back door is a dogwood tree. Most of the year, it grows unassumingly out of a concrete-enclosed hole … Continue reading

Osprey

Osprey

“Always there was a timelessness, a residue of the sacred, and a lingering feeling that I was witnessing something spectacular.” -Charles Finn, Wild Delicate Seconds – I recently came across a thin volume of nature writing in my local bookstore. It was fairly nondescript, save the beautiful woodcut of a Water Ouzel wading through surf … Continue reading

Sprucing things up

Sprucing things up

Believe it or not, it’s been almost exactly two and a half years since I started writing regularly in this blog when I moved to San Francisco in 2010. Surprisingly or not, my conception for this blog has changed since then and I have been living in a different city for almost two years! I … Continue reading