"The important thing about wilderness, any wilderness, is the effect it has on the human spirit. Hiking a wilderness beach is different from hiking a resort beach, or even a national seashore beach where development is held to a minimum. It has to do, I think, with the great value of seclusion, with places that are wild and remote and provide the illusion, if only for a few hours or a few days, of being untouched." Salt Tide; Cycles and Currents of Life Along the Coast by Curtis J. Badger
My new favorite read, Salt Tide is written in tribute to the "eighteen separate islands buffering the shores of Virginia from the Atlantic Ocean, forming the last unspoiled barrier ecosystem on the East Coast".
Curtis Badger takes you on a journey of exploration and discovery into this diverse wilderness with meaningful and easy to understand text laced with his incredible gift of the sense of wonder.
I've been making quilts for well over thirty years now. Even before I actually started piecing, I was fascinated with quilt blocks, and would take books from the library and pour through them. From there, I started copying them into a sketch book and playing with color. I never dreamed I'd be where I am today!
"Each of us harbors a homeland, a landscape we naturally comprehend. By understanding the dependability of place, we can anchor ourselves as trees.
Terry Tempest Williams/An Unspoken Hunger