Curling up with the woodstove

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Fire and warmth…become so appreciated now with the landscape of cold and winter’s trance. Fire–a living element, wild and untamed, mysterious and mystical. I watch the flames dance and swirl, and see the transfiguration of the wood and paper, the unearthly red glow of embers, and feel its heat radiate outward toward my body. I am hypnotized by its magic. It is a glimpse of the Unseen world made manifest. –Maria Hodkins, Western Colorado, December 2008

fire in the woodstove-image


Maria meets and falls instantly in love with the Metolius

Visiting Central Oregon, September 2008

Introductory note from the Virtual Tea House Host:

Maria Hodkins is a former naturalist for Colorado State Parks, a multi-media artist, and poet. She has taught field/nature journaling programs and workshops for Colorado State Parks, schools, college environmental studies classes, botanical gardens, interpretive organizations, and art centers. Maria teaches nature journaling and creative non-fiction writing.

Maria is a new blogger on the Virtual Tea House, and we are honored and excited to have her voice and her eye here!




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