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Embracing Nature

Spring has arrived here in the Northeast- the days are getting longer, the sun a little warmer and the precipitation is leaning towards rain instead of snow, and with the shift comes a restlessness to re-emerge into our outdoor world. We may not need to hibernate but it certainly feels as if we do it to a degree. In a climate with a long, cold winter cabin fever is a real state of mind.

The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds by Caroline Van Hemert - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316414425
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - March 19th, 2019

Don't ever think the era of adventurers or explorers is over, they are still very much alive and well, as the author and her husband can attest to. They take on an epic journey by themselves through the arctic circle, over 4,000 miles of walking and paddling and avoiding bear attacks. It is a joy to be taken along with them, through one of the last wildernesses on earth, a place that hosts the last great mammal migration, done by the caribou, that they have the honor to witness. You may not make it yourself, but with such beautifully descriptive writing, you will feel like you have seen it. Highly Recommend! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert MacFarlane - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780393242140
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 4th, 2019

Macfarlane's writing is a joy, a lyrical prose that speaks directly to the heart, and his latest book is a wonder, and a treasure to behold. I turned each page enraptured, and met each new chapter with glee. You are taken on an epic journey of the underland, the land beneath our feet, and I had no idea of the marvels, and the horrors, that are encased there. To read this book, is to know this planet we live on a little better, and also maybe, ourselves. A must read! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert MacFarlane - Book Review

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780393242140
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 4th, 2019

Beautiful, horrifying , haunting and exquisite are all adjectives for Robert Macfarlane's newest book and now my favorite one. I love this book. Macfarlane weaves magic around his incredible and often scary adventures in nature. Underland is a bardic journey worthy of any druid or shapeshifter, blending myth and realty into a seamless stream that becomes a part of you if you let it. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Spring Warm Up

Notes from the Shire by Nate

It’s mid-February. That means it’s almost March, which means it’s time to start thinking about Spring. Just because it’s below freezing and we could still get another snow storm doesn’t mean we can’t get ready for warmer weather. Here’s a few ideas to get the most out of the late winter and spring seasons.

 

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