Finding God, self, and community in wild spaces. The better we know our wild neighbors the more we'll discover ourselves.
A vision informed by Henry David Thoreau’s interpretation of sauntering, Jesus’ understanding of neighbor, Aldo Leopold’s concept of thinking like a mountain, Rachel Carson’s prophetic voice and John Muir’s way of capturing the beauty and uniqueness of wild neighbors with words.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019


When I was young something that brought joy to my heart was pinching (but not breaking) the heads of snapdragon flowers. I found some today outside of the hospital in Wellsboro, PA. If I’m being honest, at 32 years of age it still stirs up joy in my heart when I make those colorful little flowers open and close their mouths; although I didn’t give the flowers a voice-over...what would a snapdragon say if it could talk?

Whether you’re making a snapdragon talk, climbing a tree, spending time in the garden, watching wildlife in the forest or just taking in a good sunset I hope that we can all take time to interact with wildlife and wild spaces (or cultivated exotics in the case of my snapdragon today!) because it’s good for the soul.

Many times I find myself thanking God for the experience.


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