An Upstate Journey to Woodstock, New York

Patchworks of nature fill our windshield as we blaze a trail northwards along Highway 87. All around us, swirls of deciduous and conifer trees contrast against harsh limestone faces, reminding us that we are only guests in this place of forest dwellers and craggy giants. At first glance, the rising Catskill Mountains seem at odds with the rolling […]

Chaga Chaga… Chaga Chaga…

The name makes me think of its immunity-boosting powers barreling through our bodies like a locomotive. Though appearing to be a conglomeration of coal or a large gnarled tumor, chaga mushroom actually has significant healing potential. Nature certainly has a way of visually communicating its intrinsic use — because despite its tumor-like appearance, chaga has […]