A Canvas-Width from Nature: Make Room for Everyone at the Feathered Pipe
“I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it will direct us aright” ~ Henry David Thoreau
As winter recedes and the Ranch comes to life, our dedicated staff begins the work of preparing to receive this summer’s guests, many of whom will be experiencing the magic of Feathered Pipe for the first time.
Anyone who has stayed with us knows that one of the great gifts of a week at the ranch is the opportunity for a profound immersion in Nature. That can be especially valuable to those of us whose daily lives take place in hectic, overly stimulating urban environments.
“Only spread a fern-frond over a man’s head and worldly cares are cast out, and freedom and beauty and peace come in.” ~ John Muir
It is always so thrilling for me to imagine a newcomer’s initial moments at the ranch, especially that first amazing night falling asleep in the powerful yet peaceful embrace of the natural world.
“How deep our sleep last night in the mountain’s heart beneath the trees and stars hushed by … many small soothing voices in sweet accord whispering peace” ~ John Muir
This summer, another season of retreatants will have the healing experience of sleeping in intimate connection with the sights, sounds and smells of the natural world. I’m hoping you can help us make room for them all.
Our dear friend and board member Neil Boyd, who has made the journey from Alberta, Canada to Feathered Pipe almost every summer since 2007, has this to say about his love of our wall tents,
“There is just something beautiful about making a tent your home for a week. A canvas width from nature. A yogic safari. Winding down as the sun sets—and gently arising as the birds begin to sing, completely rested from breathing in fresh cool air full of oxygen provided by all the variety of wild plants.”
We need to raise $5500 to cover the cost of purchasing two new deluxe wall tents, repairing our existing one and building three new frames and platforms. Think of this letter as an invitation to an old-fashioned barn raising (only we’re talking about wall tents. 🙂
With deep gratitude,
Board Member & Feathered Piper since 2001
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