This blog post was contributed by April Steichen as part of my “Into Nature” guest blog series celebrating the reissue of my book, The Ancient One. I invite you to submit your own nature inspirations for a chance to win signed copies of the new edition of The Ancient One and for your entry to be featured here on my blog!


a small stack of rocks beside the ocean

Nature allows me to think peaceful thoughts. Seeing something so gentle and delicate calms me, making me smile. God created this, and this is perfect. Nature inspires me to create something magical with my passion: filmmaking.  I am able to catch the smallest of details in nature that no one thinks to look twice at. I love smelling the fresh air, and seeing the flowers bloom in such detail. I feel warmth and passion while I’m in nature. It reminds me of reading. Reading helps us catch those small details that are easily passed up in everyday life.

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