Zionsville Times Sentinel

February 26, 2014

Snowed in with nature


Zionsville Times Sentinel

---- — Seems the groundhog was right; more winter bearing down. Grass has been MIA for quite a while. Even snow folks are beginning to complain about the cold. Fortunately, books are a good bet for those many cold evenings still to come. While cleaning up my office, I came across a recommended reading list of nature-related books from the Holliday Park staff. Some are purely philosophical, others more educational; all have great value for remembering our connection to nature and the earth. I have added a few of my own favorites as well. “A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold is, of course, a classic that is meant to be read and reread in its entirety as well as in the month-by-month accounts. I owe my discovery of the woodcock’s “sky dance” in a neighboring field to Leopold’s commentary. Although I have a large hard-cover edition with full-page photographs, my favorite version is my well-worn paperback. It’s often outside with me when I take time to enjoy a long quiet nature walk through the woods. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.