red maple

Flowering Red Maple Twig

I’m a Maine Master Naturalist and a freelance writer. My happy moments are spent wandering and wondering in the woods of western Maine. And photographing and sketching what I see. And writing about the experience. And trying to find out the answers. Honestly though, I don’t want to know all of the answers.

For the most part, I just like the wandering and wondering. That’s when I feel most alive. I hope you’ll join me on the journey. Sometimes it will be a little of this and a lot of that. Probably, it will be that way for the most part.

I’ve found I don’t have to wander far to find myself wondering. And maybe along the way I can encourage you to step out your door or out of your comfort zone and do the same.

Just take a look at the flowers on that Red Maple twig above. Have you ever stopped to check them out? To really look at them?

I think it all came clear to me years ago when our oldest son was competing in a Nordic ski race. We’d had a fresh snow storm the day before. After the race he said, “Mom, it’s so beautiful out there. Everyone was going so fast that they missed it.” Yup. That’s what it’s all about.

Join me to wonder as I wander.



12 thoughts on “About

  1. Anticipation is the name of the game … Wondering While Wandering … What’s around the next bend? … as inner and outer worlds find convergence in the complex simplicities in being intentionally attentive to Nature’s Grace… Ahhhh!


  2. Leigh, Thanks for a wonderful workshop yesterday.Your personality, little logs and tree bark pamphlet made for a great learning experience! Candy


    1. Candy, Thanks so much for your kind words and for checking out my blog. It’s always fun to spend time with like-minded people. I do wish there had been more time to get outside and see the real thing. Enjoy your next venture in the woods with your bark eyes and I hope our paths cross again. Leigh


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