“I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree…”
For Yeats, it was the bee-loud glade. For Mary Lennox, it was The Secret Garden, and for her maid Martha Sowerby, it was the moor, where “it smells o’ honey an’ there’s such a lot o’ fresh air—an’ th’ sky looks so high an’ th’ bees an’ skylarks makes such a nice noise hummin’ an’ singin’. ” For Anne Shirley, it was pretty much anywhere in Avonlea. Most of us have a favorite spot in nature, a quiet retreat where we can steep our souls in beauty. Now you may, if you are so inclined, share your Innisfree with the world. Where’s Yours? is a site that allows you to pin a map with your favorite location and write blog entries about it. Click on a pin to read an entry. (So far most of the entries are pretty spare, but I imagine they will grow as the site matures.)
(HT: Chris O’Donnell.)
Time for Another Field Day!
Nature Books We Love (a Rerun)
Roy G Biv (in reverse)
We’ll Be Checking This One Out, For Sure
How an Aurora, Colorado Wildlife Refuge Inspired My New Fantasy Novel