Welcome! This is a place to share how we celebrate & deepen our relationship to Nature. Here you will find stories, images, & ideas about wilderness, human nature, & soulfulness. Drawing from the experiences of everyday living, the topics on this blog include: forays into the natural world, the writing life, community service, meditation, creativity, grief & loss, inspiration, & whatever else emerges from these. I invite you on this exploration of the wild within & outside of us: the inner/outer landscape.

Friday, July 24, 2020


it twirls on the wind

and dances like a banshee in the night


leaving small traces:





the full moon 

and the daytime sunlight

nourish, nurture


she sings to the others

feathery strains that my ears

retrain to hear as texture and nuance 


stillness in the prune tree

a sharp arc of red madrone

twinkling apple leaves

and the deep summer-green maple


a dash across dormant grass


leaves the memory of another trail


he arrived here again last night

the whoo whooo whoooo

the nailprint track

the pile of dark pebbly poo

the silver streak of mucus, water, salts

and the cloud’s small release of tears


where language falls apart, 

or at least words - which try to make whole even as they parse-divide


the fluids, 

the shapes, 

the need to sing or defecate, 

the desire to fly, hike, scamper, pirouette, or stand still – rooted 


are all contained in nonhumans and humans – 

once again confirming our interembedded oneness

All blog images created & photographed by Jennifer J. Wilhoit unless otherwise noted. Please circulate images with photo credit: "©2020 Jennifer J. Wilhoit/TEALarbor stories. All Rights Reserved."