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Category Archives: Nature Poetry
Off the Grid
Jim called, Want to go kayaking at Isle Royale? ‘Sure’, my 18 year old self said. Oops! I’m 74. Isle Royale or Minong (in Ojibwe) is an archipelago 40 miles off the coast of Lake Superior in Northern Minnesota. It … Continue reading
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Finding Balance in Nature
I am thrilled to share this posting that includes the voices of so many people who love nature. I hope you have time to enjoy the creative energy that they have expressed through their photography, stories, poetry and art. … Continue reading
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Mind in the Waters
Some of us would rather spend our lives underwater. The welcome arms of nature allows us to become part of something that is greater than ourselves. Editor note: Click the photo to get a full screen view. Poetry … Continue reading
North Country Pilgrimage
Three nights of winter camping in a yurt can change your perspective on life. Jim Gregory and his son David joined me for the adventure. Often working with only the light of his headlamp and a lantern, Jim was able … Continue reading
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Hawks on High
Every Fall, thousands of hawks migrate past Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, in Duluth, MN. Hundreds of bird watchers come for the annual Fall migration. Phil Fitzpatrick is a poet and is writing a book about Hawk Ridge. Phil said … Continue reading
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Land Untouched by Humans
Spending a few days up on the Gunflint trail, North of Grand Marais, MN changed my emotional outlook. We did not have all of the comforts of suburban life. We became more a part of nature rather than observers from … Continue reading
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Gatewood Elementary is becoming known as an environmental school in the west suburbs of Minneapolis. 4th grade teachers, Jeremy Hahn and Amanda Van Wye have incorporated environmental studies into their regular science curriculum. For many years, they have brought their … Continue reading
Posted in Connecting to Nature, Fall, Nature Poetry 3 Comments
Make Your Heart Sing
80 teenagers for a week in the woods Hopkins Field Biology class. Sound a little scary?…… No cell phones or electronics, just being in the woods with kids who were totally open to the beauty that surrounded them….. it made … Continue reading
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Fifteen Minutes with Nature
What would happen if you turned off your phone, iPad and other devices and spent time listening and observing nature? This is the challenge I offered up to 4th graders at Cedar Ridge School in Eden Prairie, MN. The students … Continue reading
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Gatewood School Poetry Residency 2016
Many thanks to the Gatewood PTO, who funded the poetry residency for many years. Tiger Fly It’s a beautiful butterfly Golden as the sun Sometimes I wonder How old it was But now I’m sad Because it is Dead … Continue reading
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