Jane Yolen's Owl Moon is the perfect accompaniment to the onset of these cooler months. John Schoenherr's starkly beautiful images of sweeping landscapes blanketed in snow make those of us who live in TX wish we could share a little more of that with our children. Luckily, with this gorgeous book, we can (at least as literary voyeurs)! Yolen's prose is lilting, quiet, and full of shadows, like the images and story itself. A story of untamed nature, awesome wonder, and the silent strength of the father/daughter bond. I love it.
I am a mama, Certified Professional Midwife, dancer/choreographer, gardener, photographer-in-progress, collector, yogi, and lover of the quirky/wild/wierd/wonderful. Myself, two daughters, one dog, two rats, two hamsters, and an ever-changing number of fish reside in an old farmhouse on two limestone-ridden acres in the Hill Country of Central Texas.
My irrational obsessions include: bright blue borage flowers, embroidered pillows, tunics, vintage tablecloths, shoe lasts, rusted iron, my daughter's smile, and the sunshine on my face.