Category Archives: nature

The view from in here

Rachel over at Velveteen Rabbi posted a Shabbat poem that included this lovely bit of imagery: Open me… …to a boat lazily drifting on the glassy surface of my heart’s own pond And then Terri Windling put up a right-up-my-alley … Continue reading

Posted in nature, the arts, The journey | Leave a comment

The colors I see

The following is the text of a homily I delivered yesterday at my UU church. The seeds of this talk were sown a few weeks ago when I got into a… discussion online with an evangelical humanist. He made a … Continue reading

Posted in Druidry, everyday miracles, Judaism, nature, the arts, The journey | 2 Comments

Saving the sacred forests

There was a fascinating article in my local paper this past weekend on the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and its amazing tradition of the “church forest“. This, of course, immediately brought to mind the Shinto tradition of the chinju no mori, … Continue reading

Posted in Druidry, nature, The journey | 2 Comments

listening to the leaves

This thought has been rattling around in my head for a few days   weeks   a while… nothing terribly deep, but I can’t seem to let go of it. When the leaves turn in the fall, the colors that we … Continue reading

Posted in nature, The journey | 1 Comment

Nature in America

Here’s a real treasure trove of study resources on the history of the concepts of nature and the environment in the history of our continent and nation… the site is aimed at teachers and includes discussion guides and other academic … Continue reading

Posted in around the web, nature | Leave a comment

freaky alien monsterbugs

I live in a neighborhood that was built in the bend of a river; it backs up on all sides to woods and water. It also did not exist 13 years ago, which was the last time that one of … Continue reading

Posted in nature, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

trees and stuff

A couple of weeks ago I went camping and did some thinking, writing and sketching… the next few posts stem from that trip. One day in the woods is teaching me so much about myself that I have forgotten or … Continue reading

Posted in nature, The journey | 2 Comments