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Welcome!

Welcome to Botaniscape―Nature’s Answer for Nurture™: Celebrating the beauty of our world, and the joy, peace, and healing that Nature generously provides.

Our Purpose:

Botaniscape™ is nature’s playground, a positive place to engage, share and inspire through venues such as articles, reviews, books, recipes, photography, fine art, design, and poetry, with Nature, Camping and the Outdoors, Animals and Wildlife, Gardening and Herbalism, and Well-being as primary themes. As nature evolves, so do we, so check back often for blossoms of growth!

Behind the Scenes:

Authored, edited, and facilitated by career Author, Journalist, Artist, and Poet, Lori McClellan, she is a life-long Nature and Camping Enthusiast, a Meditation/Self-Healing Arts Teacher and Practitioner since 2013, and a budding Herbalist. Lori amplified her childhood connection to nature as an adult through an intuitive journey.

A universal citizen writing as Loretta Boyer McClellan, she is the author of The Little Book of Everlasting Joy: 16 Pieces of Wisdom for Our Time; the Misthaven of Maine Series: Misthaven of Maine and Misthaven of Maine: Journey to BeyondDodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing; and her memoir, The Nature of Being: A Healing Journey.  You can find her books on LorettaBoyerMcClellan.com, on Amazon, or wherever books are sold. Visit Lori’s creative firm and portfolio at: McClellanCreative.com.

The Botaniscape™ Journey:

Botaniscape™ first came into being around the millennium in 2000, initially a name inspired and intended for a future nature-centric purpose. The website/domain name was purchased with hopeful anticipation at that time, with continuous renewal ever since. As landscape design was a burgeoning part of Lori’s life then, Botaniscape was considered for that incarnation; however, the endeavor was deemed a lovely idea, but not the truest purpose or time for the name. In the mid-2000s and again in 2012, flutterings of intention reemerged, but were tabled as Lori’s energies as an author, artist, poet, and meditator took flight. Lori’s fourth book and memoir, The Nature of Being: A Healing Journey, published in 2015, was an ensign for Nature’s gifts, and the importance of living our true nature. That reflective writing process garnered an abiding resurgence of honoring Nature’s bounty. This became the basis for Botaniscape™ today.

Name Origin:

Botaniscape: From the Latin, “botanica,” meaning botany or plant life, and “scape,” meaning a view or picture of a scene. From our perspective, the view is magnificent, as Nature intended, particularly when shared in heartfelt community!

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”―John Muir

Thank you for Visiting Botaniscape―Nature’s Answer for Nurture™


Disclaimer: The author is not an attorney, medical professional, nutritionist, mechanic, or dietitian. Content on this website is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to substitute for legal or mechanical advice, or medical treatment or diagnosis, and is not monitored or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration/FDA. Consult your health care provider if you are experiencing any symptoms and before using any herbal product or beginning a new health regimen. When wildcrafting or foraging for plants, do so ethically; be accompanied by an expert; and always have absolute certainty of plant identification before using or consuming any herbs. Always consult an expert mechanic for Recreational Vehicle/RV information or repairs. Always exercise caution in all aspects of RV operation and maintenance. Always do your own investigation and inquiry when purchasing an RV. By using any or all of this information, you do so at your own risk. No warranties are expressed or implied. Any application of the material provided is at the reader’s discretion and is his or her sole responsibility.

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