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Along the Haw River

I am often walking along the river —to be in relationship and prayer with this incredible being .... So, it was a beautiful opportunity to connect this time with the other folks around the world [...]

Breath of life

This year, I ventured out solo for my exchange with the earth, pursuing a moment of sunshine that had broken through after a week of rain; pursuing stillness. Travelling on my trusty bicycle, I chose [...]

Song for Barstow Mine

Four friends hiked up Spirit Gulch in Ouray County, Colorado to visit the Barstow Mine. The mine operated from 1895-1930, extracting primarily fluorite, copper, and silver. When we came upon the mine, situated at 11,000 [...]

The wounded place is me

We intended to go to Viewpoint Lookout for our Earth Exchange on a road that will soon be closed. Circumstances overtook us and we completely forgot to go. Then heavy rain set in (over 400mm [...]

Rio Grande

I have seen the immediate aftermath of wildfires, as well as landscapes that are a few years into their recovery, but I hadn’t ever seen a landscape in mid-term recovery. I went anticipating absolute devastation, [...]

Reclaiming Over Yonder

Suzanne and I decided to work on clearing the land of the invasive species and returning it to an open area. We did that this past early spring. It took five people four full days [...]

Goodbye to the greenbelt

As well as building large housing estates that are eroding the countryside—since the pandemic in particular many people are also building on their own homes, gardens and green spaces being replaced with extra structures, gardens [...]

progress versus nature

It's been a few years, entering bird images with a tiny garbage project initially. Over the years, the area receiving my attention has grown. The garbage has taken different forms. Round-up (glyphosate) openly being used [...]

Transformations over Time

Twenty-four years ago, I posed for a victory photo at a site near Apple Grove, WV, with two other wonderful women—friends and colleagues at the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (shuttered in February 2022).  In 1998, [...]

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