Human Landscape

Agriculture, Place

The Apple Orchard

The Apple Orchard

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Agriculture, Climate

Photo credit: Farm Sanctuary

The Cow in the Room

People often avoid the elephant in the room, but it’s time we talk about the cow in the room. She is a ruminant, after all, and can no longer be ignored. Indeed, the room is getting increasingly crowded and stinky. …

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Culture, Human Landscape, Place, Poetry, Poetry, Uncategorized

Beyond This Room

Sure Thing

It is that with which the wind blows

And the snowflakes carry from the skies

The mountains echo in their deep crevasses

The sky possesses  in her blue, graceful expanse

The child has in her smile

The earth …

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Animals, Art, Culture, Human Landscape, Painting, Poetry

Home | Bird and Broom

Home | Bird and Broom

I’ve dropped my broom
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Agriculture, Frontier, Out West, Place

Henry (H.L.) Wolf; Independence on the Plains, Gathering Chips; Late 19th century; Albumen silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas; P1976.19.11

Gathering Chips

One of my favorite photographs hangs in my bathroom.

At its center is a wheelbarrow, with wooden handles, braces, and legs. The ten-spoke wheel is iron. Cow chips – dry dung – are stacked two feet high in the tray. …

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Agriculture, Place

Stacking Wood

Stacking Wood

This piece was originally written as part of a larger poetry and prose project that explored the author’s relationship with his family’s farm in Tennessee. Over a month-long span, he reflected daily on the lessons that the place and its

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