This elder is generations old, twisted and gnarled by its journey of adaptation. Steadfast in its determination to live and hold place on this precious earth, it reminds me of my own father. I am just back from my trip to Minnesota to be of support as he fights to recover from a stroke. The […]
About Ann Linnea
Ann Linnea is a writer and educator with decades of experience serving the art of dialogue in a fascinating range of settings. Whether guiding a wilderness quest or presenting a workshop to business leaders, Ann embodies the stewardship of wild things which has characterized her life and work. She began her writing career in Utah, authoring hiking and skiing guides as U.S. Forest Service naturalist in the 1970's. In 1991, Ann co-authored the award-winning Teaching Kids to Love the Earth. In 1992, she became the first woman to circumnavigate Lake Superior by sea kayak (an 1800-mile journey). Deep Water Passage, A Spiritual Journey at Mid-Life, describes her extraordinary physical courage and even more extraordinary spiritual trial and transformation. In 2002 she worked with a local environmental education organization to publish A Journey Through the Maxwelton Watershed. In 2010 she co-authored The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair with Christina Baldwin as a legacy contribution to two decades of pioneering circle work. Also published in 2010, is her full color Keepers of the Trees—A Guide to Re-Greening North America, the result of decades of devotion to making natural history accessible through fascinating stories.
Entries by Ann Linnea
On the last day of 2012 I headed out with my backpack to spend a quiet night with the earth to give gratitude for the year past and to set intention for the year coming. Temperatures were slightly above freezing. There was a light drizzle. Darkness fell at 5 p.m. and daylight rose about 7 […]
This Ginkgo tree is in its full fall glory. Imported to the U.S. and other countries from China, it is a species remarkably similar to fossil trees dating back 270 million years. Its kind has survived a very long time through enormous planetary changes. As we witness global climate changes like increasingly severe storms and […]
On one of my favorite island walks today I saw many examples of wind sculpted trees. Roaring down the Straits of Juan de Fuca and across Puget Sound, the wind gains momentum and power and the trees grow with their branches away from the wind for protection. All living things respond to the forces of […]
When we look at Mt. St. Helens, we see the mountain and remember the 1980 explosion. But do we think about how incredibly remarkable it is that the forests have returned? Nature is ever and always resilient.