365 Nature – Day 103

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Each day of the year I will post something here about nature. It may be any format, a photo, video, audio, sketch or entry from my nature journal. It could be a written piece. Each day I will connect to nature in some way and share it here by the end of that day. You can keep up-to-date by subscribing to the RSS feed or be notified by email. See all the 365 Nature posts.


Folk or traditional music is one of my favorite genres to listen to and ever since visiting Norway last year I’ve been exploring Norwegian folk groups. There’s a fiddle made in Norway used in much of their traditional music – and broadly across many genres called the Hardanger Fiddle. It makes a very unique sound that I find really wonderful to listen to and…

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365 Nature – Day 80

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Each day of the year I will post something here about nature. It may be any format, a photo, video, audio, sketch or entry from my nature journal. It could be a written piece. Each day I will connect to nature in some way and share it here by the end of that day. You can keep up-to-date by subscribing to the RSS feed or be notified by email. See all the 365 Nature posts.



On this, the first day of spring, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons jumps into my head. It’s by far one of my favorite pieces of classical music and I’ve watched it performed a few times. Without a doubt, the most memorable experience was seeing it performed in Prague. I was tired from travel and walking and packing so much into each day that…

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365 Nature – Day 35

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Each day of the year I will post something here about nature. It may be any format, a photo, video, audio, sketch or entry from my nature journal. It could be a written piece. Each day I will connect to nature in some way and share it here by the end of that day. You can keep up-to-date by subscribing to the RSS feed or be notified by email. See all the 365 Nature posts.


I’m a naturalist. Even when I’m not outside, especially when I’m not outside, I like to still be surrounded by nature. Especially on days like this when it’s cold and wet outside and I’m on a deadline with a writing piece due tomorrow. One way I manage to stay connected to nature is through music. Andrew Bird is my favorite musician, and not…

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