Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
An exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons-a personal narrative highlighting one year's exploration on foot in the author's own neighborhood in Tinker Creek, Virginia. In the summer, Dillard stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot; she collects pond water and examines it under a microscope. She unties a snake skin, witnesses a flood, and plays -King of the Meadow' with a field of grasshoppers.
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Review: Pilgrim at Tinker CreekUser Review - Bill - Goodreads
About the sight of Canada geese migrating over a pond in late fall, she writes: I swear I have never seen such speed, such single-mindedness, such flailing of wings. They froze the pond as they flew ... Read full review
Review: Pilgrim at Tinker CreekUser Review - Krista - Goodreads
Thomas Merton wrote, “there is always a temptation to diddle around in the contemplative life, making itsy-bitsy statues.” There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around making ... Read full review