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Monday, April 29, 2024

Re-reading Willa Cather

 "...the certainty of countless miles of empty country and open sky and wind and night on every side of me. It's the happiest feeling I ever have. And when I am most enjoying the loveliest things the world is full of, it's then I am most homesick for just that emptiness and that untainted air." Willa Cather

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Wilderness Renewal for the New Year: Solo

 Wilderness Renewal for the New Year: Solo

Theodore Roosevelt National Park: Four Northern Shrikes, one coyote, eighteen Magpies, two winter campers at Cottonwood Campground (using a wall tent complete with a wood stove), one Golden Eagle, many bison and prairie dogs, a friendly chat with staff at the Visitors Center, the Beatles channel on my satellite radio, and dozens of American Robins (which I almost always see in the Badlands in winter).