Inspired by Nature and Travel Writer Patrick Barkham

Snippets from books by Patrick Barkham, a renowned nature and travel writer from the UK


Dreamin’ of Summer

Sometime in early January, when all the hustle of the holidays is over, there is a downward turn in the spirit. It feels as if we may not ever see the sun again. We leave in the dark and return at dusk, and the sun makes its elliptical course across the horizon. Summer days are … Continue reading Dreamin’ of Summer

The other day, we decided to hike even though the daylight was disappearing. Smith Rock beckoned. We brought the binoculars and our latest edition of iBird pro. Greta used her creativity in how to carry her water bottle. Birding for us means we stand around and argue about what we see or hear. We love … Continue reading