Orienting



When my kids were little I used to take them to the woods a lot. We would camp, hike, be feral and explore. As soon as we arrived, I noted which direction was north, south, east and west. I also identified features in the physical landscape that mark those directions: Tall tree, Rock formation, deep valley, mountain range.


I noticed the way the air smelled and as I moved through the landscape, I picked up the scent of water, soil, moss and trees being baked in sunlight. I noticed the earth u