Tag Archives: Nature writing

An Excuse To Be…

The arrival of March is always an exciting time for me, no matter what the weather’s like. It can be cold and snowy, wet and windy, or warm enough by day to get the sap flowing skyward through the maple … Continue reading

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Winter Dreams, With Fish

Of Nature Writing Nature writing, at its best, engages readers with the raw, unmodified earth, the wild planet found in such disparate locales as a city park or the ice plains of Antarctica. In  a day when people are increasingly … Continue reading

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Beyond the Lines of Nature

The Grouse & Yellow I place a small #14 wet fly hook in the vise, tie in thread and wrap a strand of yellow silk. A wrap of peacock herl for a thorax, a wrap or two of English grouse … Continue reading

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Left of Nowhere

I’m looking at a blank page and wondering what to write about. I’ve been writing journal entries for 43 years, so you might assume I’d have it figured out by now. Most of the time my route comes naturally, but … Continue reading

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Canyon and Portal (1)

In 1982 I took a hike in western Crete that I’ve come to think of as a quintessential ramble with regard to the themes of this blog. Several years ago I finally wrote of my hike through the Canyon of … Continue reading

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