In Winter

“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter… In winter the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity.” -John Burroughs, The Snow-Walkers Continue reading In Winter

Majestic Happenings

  © Tom Gable “Yesterday I went for a walk over and around Marjorie (a small lake near my cabin). On my way there I frightened a brown thrasher that had hid himself in the swamp grass around the creek that runs out of Josephine (another small lake just to the southwest of Marjorie). I … Continue reading Majestic Happenings


It’s been while since I have posted and I thought I would begin with a poem (below the picture) I wrote a couple months ago. It is full of outdoor and woodsy imagery, which I thought aligns nicely with my purpose in maintaining my blog. Enjoy! ©Tom Gable   When Timber Makes One Still I. … Continue reading Timber

When One Is Alive

  “There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.”                         … Continue reading When One Is Alive