Welcome

Painting by Elizabeth Murray, Looking North

Welcome to Natural History Week 2022

The week will be filled with connections to our natural world, to our own creativity, and our spiritual well-being. Speaker Elizabeth Murray will provide daily inspiration as she inspires us to living our lives more fully as we recommit to our love of nature, our creativity, hearts and spirit.

Elizabeth is excited to take advantage of the history and beauty of Star Island as she leads us through her four pathways to “Living Life in Full Bloom”. With the sounds of the sea, the smells of the wild roses, and the beauty of the rugged shore, Elizabeth’s four pathways include:

Gardener: deepening your relationship with the natural world

Artist: expanding your creativity and imagination

Lover: opening your heart and falling in love with life – the natural world (what you love you will care for)

Spirit Weaver: Integrating mindfulness, celebrations, and blessings into each day

Our plan includes going to Appledore Island, our sister Island in the Shoals. We will view Celia Thaxter’s garden and take time to photograph, paint, and draw Celia’s legacy to the Isle of Shoals.

Come and join us. Make new friends. Relax with old friends. Enjoy the 100-year-old history of the hotel. Chat, meditate, read or bird watch as you rock away time on the huge front porch. And don’t forget to enjoy the beautiful sunsets from Star.


Sue and Russ Peterson, 2022 NHW Conference Chairs