The Moon-Gazing Hare

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Look for her at midnight, as she twitches her nose and raises her head to the full moon, soft ears falling behind her. She is the moon-gazing hare, and can be seen in countless artistic depictions by artists modern...
Photography by Scott Irvine There is something inherently magical about ferns. Perhaps it’s because they’ve retained their prehistoric look. Ferns took root long before animals walked the earth and over a hundred million years before dinosaurs made the scene. Groves of...
Photography © Kent Miller / NPS Since time immemorial, humankind has looked to the stars, finding not only great beauty in Earth’s celestial ceiling but meaning and portent too. The ancient Greeks created an intricate mythology about the deities who ruled the...
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By The Light of The Moon

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“The moon replenishes the earth; when she approaches it, she fills all bodies, while, when she recedes, she empties them.” —from Natural History by Pliny the Elder, first century Roman naturalist For centuries, men and women have farmed by the light...
The lure of the sea, the mystery of the deep waters, and the enchantment of the swirling tides have woven their threads into the story of my life. My childhood was spent on Florida’s Treasure Coast. The nickname proved to be...

A Tale as Old as Time

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As the classic Disney song reminds us, “Beauty and the Beast” possesses a rich history and a powerful legacy of enchantment. While most versions we see and hear today are retellings of the iconic 18th century French tale by Madame...

Forest Bathing

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Photography by Inge Bovens Elves and fairies have long embraced the magic of the forest, living as they do under wild mushrooms and toadstools, on mulchy ground carpeted with spongy moss, near sparkling waterfalls and fresh mountain springs. In recent years, perhaps...
Article from the Medieval Issue #41 Print // Digital Ah, young courtly love, the all-consuming, not-quite platonic, and entirely effusive adoration of a medieval knight for his liege’s wife. The troubadours, poets, and storytellers of the era invented the idea of an honorable knight’s almost...
  In the shadows of mountains and in the wind on mountain-tops She loves to take her bow Her bow made all of silver And shoot off her shafts of woe. The peaks of great mountains tremble The forest in its darkness screams … The whole...