Bioregional awareness teaches us in specific ways. It is not enough to just “love nature” or to want to “be in harmony with Gaia”. Our relation to the natural world takes place in a place, and it must be grounded in information and experience.
- – Gary Snyder, Practice of the Wild (1990:39)
The northern Missisquoi valley
I think the fibre of our being is spun through with a longing to converse with and care for the earth, to belong to a place, and to celebrate its particular beauty with our own processes of creation. Obscured, concealed, frayed or visible, the thread is there, holding us together.