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John Muir Was Here

Posted: Thursday, April 21st, 2016 @ 3:55 pm in Others | 2 Comments »

Writer and naturalist John Muir is one of our favorites. He’s been called a “Wilderness Prophet,” as well as “Father of our National Parks.” Although most closely associated with Yosemite National Park, we’ve found traces of his travels from Florida to Alaska. Here’s a Baker’s Dozen of his favorite locations as he described them in […]

Nature By The Numbers

Posted: Sunday, November 1st, 2015 @ 6:55 pm in Others, Plants | Comments Off on Nature By The Numbers

As a child, did you play counting games as you plucked the petals off a flower? One – she loves me, two – she loves me not. Did you know that the probabilities are high that you’ll end on an odd number? In fact, if I can identify the plant, I can almost guarantee the […]

Motorhomes and Mysteries

Posted: Sunday, January 1st, 2006 @ 8:54 pm in Others | Comments Off on Motorhomes and Mysteries

As an introduction to our writing, we decided that our first entry at Our Window On Nature should be another first — the re-publishing of the original column that started our journey as nature writers. Written in 1983 for Family Motorcoaching Magazine (and still running today), it reflects our continuing obsession with the outdoors and […]

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