Book Report: The Overstory — The Hermits’ Rest

If you know me or have read this blog a few times, you won’t be surprised to learn this, but I’ve always been a tree hugger, and I mean always. My poor mother (happy birthday wherever your spirit is) used to find me as a toddler wandering around the yard talking to the huge oak […]Continue reading “Book Report: The Overstory — The Hermits’ Rest”

A Naturalist’s “Faith” — Chris Highland

As I continue to reflect on issues of faith and my journey beyond faith, enjoying the daily wonders and beauty of Nature, I return time and again to the wise words of John Burroughs: Amid the decay of creeds, love of nature has high religious value. . . . It has made [nature lovers] contented […]Continue reading “A Naturalist’s “Faith” — Chris Highland”

The Harvest Moon.

It is the Harvest Moon! On gilded vanesAnd roofs of villages, on woodland crestsAnd their aerial neighborhoods of nestsDeserted, on the curtained window-panesOf rooms where children sleep, on country lanesAnd harvest-fields, its mystic splendor rests! Gone are the birds that were our summer guests,With the last sheaves return the laboring wains!All things are symbols: theContinue reading “The Harvest Moon.”

Fire, Scythes and Superstition: the Medieval Harvest ~ Alli Templeton — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: Despite so many aspects of life virtually grinding to a halt this year, one thing I have observed advancing unaffected over these past six months is the growing crops. From vast expanses of golden wheat to fields of delicate purple flax flowers, it’s been quietly reassuring to see at least something […]Continue reading “Fire, Scythes and Superstition: the Medieval Harvest ~ Alli Templeton — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo”

THICH NHAT HANH ON LIVING BEINGS — contemplativeinquiry

In the extract below, Thich Nhat Hanh offers Buddhist thoughts, which seem to me to have considerable resonance for Druids, with their animist and earth-honouring perspective and their support for deep ecology. “There is no absolute dividing line between animate and inanimate, between living matter and inert matter. In so-called inert matter there is life, […]Continue reading “THICH NHAT HANH ON LIVING BEINGS — contemplativeinquiry”

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