Hi! I am Christine Black, a mother, wife, nature lover, yoga teacher, and writer living at the top of the Pine Barrens in New Jersey. I consider myself fortunate to be able to walk down the street to a park where bald eagles and beavers abound, and to live just a short drive from the largest undeveloped wilderness in the mid-Atlantic – The New Jersey Pine Barrens.

When I am not writing, I work as an outside sales rep for my family’s business, driving to a different place each day, meeting new people and visiting customers. During my lunch break I try to stop and visit natural places and explore. I am also the owner/operator of The Wandering Fairy, a whimsical apparel & accessories business, where I specialize in Jersey Devil things for local shops.

Money-paying jobs aside, my favorite place to be any time of the year is outside, so I started this site. This is a place for writings, thoughts, ideas, adventures, and musings about the many ways that humans and nature intersect. Those intersections cover many different topics;  I write about places and adventures, yoga, parenthood, wild plants and garden plants, as well as the importance of environmental education and stewardship.

I strongly believe that if we learn to love and understand something, we are bound to want to protect it.

-Christine

“Who learns will love and not destroy the creature’s life the flower’s joy.” – Henry Mercer