Hello! Welcome to Cathedral Grove.
What is Cathedral Grove? Well, simply put, it’s a site rooted in the idea that a personal connection to nature is essential to a life well and truly lived. It’s about developing a sense of place wherever we are, in the midst of a multitude of modern technologies. In learning to care about a community, a park, a patch of moss and wildflowers behind a schoolyard through direct interaction, we not only grow our empathy for other living things but also begin to ground ourselves in the here and now.
There will be other branching off points as well. This is after all a personal project, an attempt to dig down into the soil of the internet and nurture a seedling site into the sunshine. At times, there might be posts on outdoor adventures and skills, travel both near and far, news stories that showcase the best of humanity, or photography, videos, games, and music that delight and inspire. Who knows where the path might lead? Anyway, thank you for choosing to meet me in Cathedral Grove.
About Me: Hello, I’m Megan. Originally from the Texas Hill Country, I now live in the hills of West Yorkshire, England with my partner Nick. At various points in life I’ve worked in public and university libraries, written for online art publications like Beautiful/Decay and Featureshoot, done a bit of archaeology in Peru, and been an adventurous activities instructor working primarily with kids and young adults. On my days off I enjoy being out and about in nature, doing a bit of volunteer ranger work at my favorite local National Trust site, delving into whichever my latest favorite open-world role playing game might be on PS4, and doing a spot of writing here on Cathedral Grove on all things well-being, travel, adventure, and nature.
Special Note: All images featured on Cathedral Grove are either procured from the free stock photography sites Pexels or Unsplash, or via the free graphic design site/app Canva, or they are my own. The latter will generally have a watermark imprint bearing my details.