This is my favorite selection from the book.
This week’s essay explores concepts of patience, the odyssey of evolution, and our kinship with other species while I take a morning walk with a taunting songbird. “The odyssey of evolution is frenzied at times, but is afforded the luxury of eternity to conduct trial and error.”
In which we learn about the red-eyed vireo and the power of optimism. It’s a short little essay, but I think an important one. Please consider sharing this essay, and series, with others. Many thanks.
This week’s essay is a short one, at just 5 minutes, but an important one. This is the first one I wrote for the book (not knowing it at the time). It began with the drawing. Then the poem, which revelaed to me that there was a lesson to be learned from this little flower.Continue reading “Within These Woods: Large-Leafed Trillium”
In this morning’s essay we begin with learning about this little frog and its contribution the soundtrack of the woods and end up thinking about prayer, meditation and the presence of silence. You never know where a little amphibian thinking might take you. As always, consider sharing this post in some manner of social media.
I may not know Jack, but let me tell you a little about Jack in the Pulpit.
This week’s essay is about the tiny, but oh-so-present spring peeper. A demure little amphibian with a big voice contributing mightily to the audio backdrop within these woods. As always, I ask that you consider sharing this post with others.
This week’s essay the wood anemone gives us an opportunity to think about humility and quiet confidence. Something I think we could always use more of.
Apparently there’s a lot to be learned from a little spring ephemeral. Hope you take the time to stop, quiet yourself, and listen. You might be surprised in what you hear. As alwats, I encourage you to share this post with others.
In which we learn about Axsinaminshi, Papa’xes, and the Anishinaabe ecological knowledge of the symbiotic relationship between maple trees, animals in the Northwoods, and the wisdom of the trees. Plus maybe a thing or two about family. If you are enjoying this audio book series, consider subscribing to the blog or joining the mailing listContinue reading “Within These Woods: Sugar Maple”