This is an exceptionally fine collection of essays by an observer of the natural world who will remind you of Wendell Berry and Barry Lopez. John Daniel's prose simply shimmers in these lyrical celebrations of the natural world.

The author cherishes the beans he plants and can't wait to "understand what begins to wake the seeds." He delights in rivers — especially "the song that sings its way through stone." Daniel's sacred view of nature is evident on every page.