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...

Wild Irish Girl

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About the Feature image: Engraving of Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan, 1846, by Samuel Freeman, after John Comerford. Image courtesy The National Photographic Archive, National Library of Ireland If there is any comparison to be made between Sydney Owenson and other...
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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...
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...
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...
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...