I first came across the photographer and eco-campaigner Ginny Battson on twitter, where I was fascinated by her beautiful photographs, and her well thought out campaigns for preserving natural habitats and teaching eco-literacy as a standard element in education. Her blog Seasonalight has inspired and stimulated a lot of my own thinking about ecology, permaculture and philosophy, and we connected more deeply when, at a particularly difficult period of my life, she generously shared her own experience and insights into my situation. Her kindness at that time is something I will never forget.
I wrote her a poem, which she was kind enough to share on her blog here, but please do go on to explore the whole site. There’s a new post there about tourism and our attitude to wild country which I can’t recommend highly enough.