Great article about Sharon Blackie and her relationship to land.  Thank you, Owl and the Moon for posting on the newsfeed on

I can relate.  We just bought a home outside of Huntsville in Alabama.  My husband does work there, but I was drawn because of all the oak trees, the spring-fed creeks and the half a dozen extensive nature preserves.

First few days there, I am frustrated.  Husband almost steps on a snake.  They are everywhere.  Gar fish.  Leeches.  Mosquitos.  Mosquitos.  And more mosquitos.

Amidst so much to do, I escape to the woods and do my best not to let the bugs ‘bug’ me.  I think I maybe get 30 seconds where I melt into my surroundings and find peace.

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