Oct 2, 2015

Book Beginning: Embracing the Seasons by Gunilla Norris

The Friday 56: *Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader. Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. Post it. Add your (url) post in Linky at Freda's Voice.
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Embracing the Seasons: Memories of a Country Garden by Gunilla Norris, published June 8, 2015 by BlueBridge

Book beginning:
These tiny frogs announce the arrival of spring. In the early mornings, their high chorus of trills begins to rise from the pond and the nearby marsh. They are a life sign.
I have never laid eyes on them. But as spring advances, their chorus grows until there is a continuous high pitch day and night. "The waters are warm enough. The sun is warm enough. Live," they sing. "Live!"
Page 55:
First of all, nature holds us. From the ground up we are
supported - earth, air, water, and crops that sustain us.
We are because the world is.
Book description:
Observations of a year lived in the countryside and the abundance ...  of nature and its cycles of renewal. 
The book begins in the spring, with the birds singing in the darkness of dawn and the buds knobbing up on the trees and bushes, and then circles through the warmth and richness of summer, the golden bounty of fall, and the dark serenity of winter. Until it is spring once more.
By illuminating the joy and beauty of daily life, it is an invitation to find and honor the sacred in the place we call home. (publisher)

A combination of thoughts and poetry, in praise of nature.   


  1. I love the beauty of Nature...and the excerpts draw me in. Great cover, too! Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE GIRLS OF AUGUST”

  2. I can really relate to that beginning - and not just in Spring. :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

  3. Sounds interesting. I don't read much nonfiction. I am spotlighting Sinner's Steel by Sarah Castille this week. Happy reading!

  4. This sounds like a lovely book. I enjoyed the description in the opening.
    Thank you for visiting my blog today.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

  5. Wonderful presentation of a lovely sounding/looking book!

  6. What beautiful imagery the beginning conjures up!
    Happy weekend!

  7. Pretty cover. I love nature and take a lot of photos of it. Hope you enjoy it.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  8. Beautiful description.

    Thanks for sharing, and enjoy the book.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  9. I love the sound of this! The cover is gorgeous and at least in the excerpts the writing lives up to it.


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