Joshua Tree (my favorite place in the whole world)

I look at you How tall and green Alone you stand. And I wonder truly How is it to be you? To watch so many Days and nights go by Like a silent witness. Witness to the land Of an indescribable beauty. Where everything Has its own place. Seemingly peaceful Seemingly the same Yet if

Nature Deficit Disorder

*Inspired by the Project Wild Thing documentary  encouraging children to trade 30 minutes of screen time a day to spend more time in nature and outdoors. “The tragic truth is that kids have lost touch with nature and the outdoors in just one generation. Time spent outdoors is down, roaming ranges have fallen drastically, activity levels are declining

Sacred forests of Coastal Kenya

While vacationing on the coast in Kenya this summer, we were very fortunate to stay in one of the rare foreign-owned houses built in the traditional Kenyan way using galana (slate) and featuring a round makuti, thatched roof. We were also fortunate to have the only climbable water tower in the neighborhood, which allowed us