A Geometric Progression

“The months of the year, from January up to June, are a geometric progression in the abundance of distractions. In January one mayfollow a skunk track, or search for bands on the chickadees, or see what young pines the deer have browsed,or what muskrat houses the mink have dug, withonly an occasional and mild digression into … Continue reading A Geometric Progression

Winds and Sunsets

“Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher ‘standard of living’ is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free. For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television.” … Continue reading Winds and Sunsets

Writings of Aldo Leopold

 On this fine spring day, I think of the beautiful writing and prose of Aldo Leopold who saw the entire worth of the natural world. Leopold was a true visionary who sought the preservation of the wilderness in the United States. His thinking about the natural world and how it operates was before his time, … Continue reading Writings of Aldo Leopold