Nature, photography

Eastern Cottonwood Tree Bark

The tree’s outer cortex is heavily ridged, it barks before it bites. This cottonwood will show its bark knot and send its seeds far and wide while I finish writing the article on the khipus, the information laden knotted strings of the Inka. Taking Eagle to camp today, I saw these majestic cottonwoods. I couldn’t […]

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bilingual, Nature, writing

May 2021 Free Verse Poetry Challenge

[Bilingüe] Thank you writers for your wonderful poetic contributions! I enjoyed the exquisite details of each poem. Four countries, all different trees. In the order they were received, here are the May entries! Reto poético de libre verso mayo 2021 ¡Gracias a las escritoras por sus contribuciones poéticas! Disfruté de las detalles exquisitas de cada […]

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Argentina, Chile, Natural World, The Americas

10 Peeks at a Fairyland of Snow

Tuesday morning we woke up, looked out the window, and what did we see? Our landscape was transformed overnight into a winter wonderland. Each tree carried a canopy of fluff. The temperatures had dropped below zero freezing the precipitation. Say, have I ever mentioned that we talk about the weather a lot in the Midwest? […]

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Indigenous Peoples, Nature, travel

Autumn Near the Wisconsin River

Have you ever traveled one hour away from home and found yourself in another world? I’m just back from two days in the woods with our child’s class of fourth and fifth graders. We had a complete 24 hours in nature. Last night we had a camp fire, s’mores and a starry hike. This morning […]

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