What kind of driver are you? Do you text and pass on curves and expect others to change their driving for your whims? Or are you observant of the road and all that happens on and near it? Think about it the next time you venture out on the highway.
There is little enjoyment to be found in rushing through the day. Pause and enjoy the unexpected.
The moments after experiencing a wondrous nature wow, are often a quiet time of reflection. Reaching back and replaying the moments is a skill so worth developing. A recent early morn thunderstorm was such a moment for me. I can only hope others were wowed by the same storm.
As the frequency of memorial services picks up for friends and family, I found myself thinking about the trail of crumbs I will be leaving behind
These days, finding joy seems to be a challenge. We do find joy in our sunrises. Sitting in the dark, sipping a fresh cup of coffee and absorbing the incremental changes as night sounds and dark skies give way to…
I had meant to get this out in time for the Gila Native Plant Society plant sale but let us just use it as a reminder to use native plants in our landscapes wherever we can. Nature will help once you have started.
Research for a book about a man who spent time in many outdoor spaces means a lot of miles of travel, but every mile holds promise of new discoveries and insights into life. This story is about the beginning of an adventure I am still experiencing. Enjoy
Perspective is an interesting tool. How do we look at things? I spend a lot of time hiking up on wild ridges and find myself envious of the feathered soarers I watch in awe as they have fun with the skies. Cock your head to one side and observe?
Where does one go to escape the summer heat?
Can you imagine the terror wildlife experience when approaching a busy roadway? Deer and coyotes sense the danger but snakes, lizards, turtles and even tarantulas high-stepping their way do not. Can the Intruders become good neighbors? Please, be more observant of the wildlife that bring us joy in observation.
With the Gila Wilderness Centennial celebration coming up on June 1 and 2, 2024, there will be many opportunities between now and then to learn more about Wilderness, it's history and it's future. Steve Brower, Leopold Scholar, presents Aldo Leopold - Roots of the Land Ethic
As I grow older I am amazed to find a month has passed and I have to think hard as to where it went. This article was originally intended for Earth Day but the story still applies even a month later.