Tag Archive: old books

Lyrical Color

Imagine that you and I are naturalists from different regions in the early 1800s, communicating about our findings, and that I come across a new butterfly. Maybe I would include a sketch in… Continue reading

Weird Science

I love to read old books written by naturalists.  When I am reading about, for example, a woman riding out on horseback to spend a long lazy afternoon watching the nesting habits of… Continue reading

Favorite Nature Writers – Florence A. Merriam

I love the tone of old nature guide books.  Reading one is like sitting by the campfire, chatting with a nature expert, after taking a long hike in their company. One of my… Continue reading

The Moral Sense of Dogs

This time of year when it’s hot outside, I love to stay inside and look at old books.  We have access to an interesting collection from the late 1800s, because my husband’s grandparents… Continue reading