This book explores "the spiritual, reflective and value-oriented aspects of life" from his 1861 farmhouse. The author is rabbi of Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, New York. He uses a mutt, a tree pruning, footprints in the snow, a bird feeder, a stone wall, a spider web, and much more to catch intimations of God in everyday life. The end result is a challenge for us to do the same.