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Sandhill Cranes Described Poetically

“The blood-red head bows and the wings sweep together, a cloaked priest giving benediction.”
— Richard Powers, The Echo Maker

“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty.  725 more words


Going to the Books. Going to the Birds.

” . . . for a full and true appreciation, one must go to the books before going to the birds themselves.”
— Louis J. Halle, … 379 more words

Books And The Literary Life

Seattle Day Trip: To the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, BC

I have gardens on my mind, in part because things are blooming like crazy in Seattle right now.  But also because I just read a wonderful book, … 227 more words

Flowers & Botany

Thoughtful Picture Books by Jon J. Muth

Today I thought I’d share a few of my favorite picture books by the writer and illustrator Jon J. Muth.  There are four that feature a gentle giant panda named Stillwater.   663 more words

Books And The Literary Life

Armchair America: Arizona through Books

Having completed my armchair travels to Alabama and Alaska,  I am continuing my literary odyssey with a bookish romp through Arizona.  I have actually traveled to Arizona three times: once to Flagstaff where my husband and I met up with our guides for a rafting trip down the Colorado River, once again to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and once to Page where I was privileged to walk through one of the most beautiful spots on earth, Antelope Canyon. 2,346 more words

Books And The Literary Life

Nature's Remedy

“When it is wintertime in your life, you are going through pain, difficulty, or turbulence.  At such times it is wise to follow the instinct of nature and withdraw into yourself.   237 more words

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