Welcome to Brambled Way   36 comments

Inspired by the inter-tangling of waiting forest, noisy river edges,

exposed desert, and inner landscape 

two rose hips

Hello–I’m so glad you’ve dropped by to scramble among the flowers and branches, thorns and fruits of this brambled way!

Let me take a moment to introduce myself.

I have been a writer for a while now—ever since I successfully steered my fat yellow pencil around the simple letters of my name. I’ve since pursued my craft in a variety of ways. It was through my wildlife biology degrees that I first honed my skills as objective observer and science communicator.  Later, when my career path jogged over to education, my creative whims slanted off in lesson plans, labs, teaching, and holding the sacred circle of each vibrant classroom. Countless lessons were learned during those filled-up years, and I, of course, was the student. My inspiration?  Hundreds of children and teens, plus my guiding threads of constancy:  my loved ones, past and present writers, and the wild, often subtle truths I discover in Nature—whenever I slow down enough to breathe them in.

Here on the Brambled Way, through a blend of photography, prose, and verse, I’ll invite you to consider my belief that humankind’s spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical health is ultimately embedded within Nature’s never-ceasing rhythm of life and death, that we each crave and need time in the wild outdoors, and that the Earth’s future leans upon our soul-knowledge of her.  Poets, writers, owls, frogs, shrubs, and streams have opened my eyes and heart to these truths, and I am privileged to be part of the ripple.  Please join me in deepening our bond between inner landscape and outer wildscape.  ~Jill Sisson / Willamette Valley, OR

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Posted June 24, 2012 by pjsisson

36 responses to “Welcome to Brambled Way

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  1. Jill, I read each of your entries–beautiful words and photos– stirs and touches me! I loved all these…and with Morgan, tears came to eyes, too… thnx for inviting me to listen in… Katie

  2. What a wonderful interlude in my day to read your poetry and remember the out-of-doors. Thanks you!

  3. Hi,

    I’m Tokoni, A student and poet. Its nice to meet your I’d like to invite you to my blog, http://www.insanitybeautiful.wordpress.com if you’re interested. Thanks!  

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog, I see that we are sisters in our love of Nature!

  5. Thanks so much for visiting LightRoom (5wise.wordpress.com), and for introducing your marvelous words and imagery!

  6. Thanks for noticing Decorative Litter.

  7. Lovely to meet you. 🙂

  8. Hi, Jill. So glad you visited my blog, so I could find yours. So much wild beauty here. Love it and shall visit often.

  9. Love your work!

  10. Hello,

    I have enjoyed reading your posts and would like to nominate you for the Liebster Award.

    • I’m grateful for your nomination, and appreciate your kind praise! Although I haven’t posted it anywhere, Brambled Way is an award-free site. That being said, your outreach means the world to me–thank you so much! Cheers~ Jill

  11. Thanks for noticing Impatient Ant

  12. Thank you for visiting my blog today. Your Haiku/Haiga is beautiful!

  13. It is a pleasure to meet you and explore your incredible blog. Your words and photos are all truly amazing!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and presenting me with this opportunity.

    • Thank you so much! It’s wonderful to hear that my brambled way is a welcome path among fellow travelers. I will continue visiting your blog, as well. I always appreciate the inspirations you share ~Jill

  14. inner landscape and outer wildscape!!! ❤

  15. Lovely and wonderful feeling while reading your blog.

  16. Jill, what a lovely Welcome! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  17. The comments written here started a number of years ago yet for myself, I just found your “sight” and am grateful to have had the opportunity to read your posts. Jt Murphy

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