Tag: nature

  • Observing

    I needed a walk. It was about 32, but sunny. This walk is near our house.

  • Journal Making Class

    Erin and I attended a journal making class in La Crosse on Saturday, October 18.  This is designed to integreate art into science instruction.  We made one journal out of a cereal box and practiced taking field notes in that one.  We drew leaves we found outside and we drew a pigeon feather.  Next we […]


  • Bridge in Context

    We observed that nature and humanity are very much in a partnership along the parkway.  It is hard to say which predominates.  If we quit mowing and trimming, Nature would predominate along the Yahara River parkway.  Yet the very existence of a river instead of a wetland shows human engineering and care.  The river as […]

  • What is new with this Bridges Class?

    You may have been asking, how is this class different than last years?   Nancy Macgregor and I walked the river a couple of weeks ago and we set the locations for this year’s class sessions.  We will mostly be at new locations, including the Locks area on the North end and where the Yahara enters […]

  • We’ve been on the Road

    My wife and I spend most of the month of July on a road trip to see family by way of lots of the West.  We traveled west through Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Arizona to San Diego, CA.  We spent a week in Napa, California before returning by way of Sequoia and Grand Canyon National […]

  • Two Book Retreats

    Creating a place for reflection and renewal. The events we offer will relate to one or more of these three areas. Nature, by which we mean all of the natural world around us including human interaction, both good and bad. Scripture, by which we mean the Christian Scriptures which include the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament.) Art, […]

  • Yahara River Sketch

    This is a pen and watercolor sketch of the Yahara River between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota.  I went for a walk one day to count all the bridges.  In fact I missed on in the lagoon at Tenney Park, which is on the North end of the stretch.  Lots of human and natrue interaction. […]

  • Bridges Class is Set to Go – Friday, May 17

    We are glad to say that the first Two Book Retreat event will have a class of at least 7, which is a great size.  We do have room for a couple more in case you are siting on the fence. Nancy Macgregor is an excellent teacher and she is bringing with her a number […]

  • Bridges over the Yahara Class – May 17 to June 21

    In collaboration with artist Nancy Macgregor (www.nancymacgregor.com) there will be an outdoor watercolor class that meets along the Yahara River in Madison.  We are going to look and listen to the Word at the start and the Wold for the remainder of the course.

  • Two Book Retreats

    We want to create an opportunity to combine the areas of Scriptural study and the Arts. We want this to be for everyone, not only for professional artists and scholars. We hold that God reveals himself in Scripture in a specific way and Nature in a general way. We want to emphasize the main stream of the […]