Pilgrim at Tinker CreekBook - 2007
This work, a collection of essays on the natural world during a year spent in the Blue Ridge valley of Virginia, reflects the author's interactions with her wilderness surroundings. The author takes us through a year of on-foot explorations through her own landscape, bringing anecdotes, curiosities, and insights about all she observes and experiences. In the summer, she stalks muskrats in the creek and thinks about wave mechanics; in the fall, she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot, unties a snakeskin, witnesses a flood, and plays "King of the Meadow" with a field of grasshoppers. It is an exploration into the nature of Nature, an attempt to discover the true character of the natural world around us.
Publisher: New York :, HarperPerennial,, 2007.
Edition: First Harper Perennial modern classics edition.
Copyright Date: ©1974
Branch Call Number: 508.755792 DI
Characteristics: 290 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
From Library Staff
Added 6/15/19. “No, the point is not only does time fly and do we die, but that in these reckless conditions we live at all, and are vouchsafed, for the duration of certain inexplicable moments, to know it.”