A thank you note to my nature loving audience


As Thanksgiving approaches I’m feeling full of gratitude; for my life, health, and for you, my loyal readers. You’re the bee’s knees, the petunia’s petals and the Solitaire’s song.gratitud

Your enthusiasm for the nature and travel stories I share and the sketching tutorials I create keeps my spirits up, even when I’m tired, sweaty and muddy from a day in the field.

Your comments on Facebook, Twitter, Periscope and Instagram, and your heartfelt responses to my newsletters keep me going, keep me searching over hill and dale for a good internet connection by which to share my nature treasures.

Whether I’m in the jungles of Asia or the tundra of Alaska, just knowing you’re looking forward to hearing from me, makes me want to continue bringing you along, virtually, as I travel the globe and share what I’ve learned about the natural world. It lights me up like a firefly lights up the night.


You are the flower to my hummingbird, the honey hive to my bee, the brush to my watercolor. You might say that when we met – even if just online – it was like when Alice Alga met Freddie Fungi and they took a ‘Lichen’ to each other (thank my college biology professor for that one)!

So, during the month of November, besides fantasizing about mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, I’ll be showing my appreciation for you; my readers in a month long ‘gratitude fest’. I’ll be sharing special stuff with you, and especially with my most loyal followers (you know who you are ;-).

It might be a handwritten thank you card, a print of my artwork, a souvenir from my travels, art supplies for your nature journal, a special video tutorial, or a secret something I’m still dreaming up.

Again, thanks from the bottom of my heart. I’m so honored you’re here!

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