In the rush of modern life, in the chaos of a world that is often in crisis, where can you find peace of mind? Constance Sidles finds it in nature.
If, like her, you're searching for a haven that gives you respite from cares and hope for the future, then come with her as she takes you on a journey into the wilds of a natural area set in the heart of a city.
The Montlake Fill is 75 acres of wild beauty on the University of Washington campus in northeast Seattle. In 32 essays arranged into the four seasons, Connie describes the birds who come here and the things they do. In the process, she reflects on the meaning of wild nature and its relationship to human nature.
"Let us not take for granted the everyday people or things we love. Abundance and familiarity do not lessen wonder. Abundance gives us the chance to experience the sublime over and over again. Familiarity lets us deepen our understanding. We need only take the time to look and really see the treasure that lies all around our lives."...(read more)
Upcoming Public Readings:
- December 6, 2012: Yakima Valley Audubon: 7:00 p.m., Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Drive, Yakima, WA 98901
- February 14, 2013: Black Hills Audubon, 7:00 p.m., First Christian Church, 701 Franklin Way SE, Olympia WA 98507
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In My Nature
In 32 essays covering the four seasons of the year, master birder Constance Sidles explores the wonders of the wild at the Montlake Fill, a nature reserve in the heart of northeast Seattle.
The birds she finds here teach her to forget time. To leave worries behind. To experience joy. To find a refuge that gives peace of mind and a respite from the stresses of a fast-paced world.
Would you like to share these experiences? It's easy. Connie invites you to come along with her in these essays and find the magic in everyday life, the laughter, joy, and tears, as she describes the sublime beauty of the birds of the Montlake Fill...(read more)