Have you read Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard? If you love the Boundary Waters and the North Shore, you will love this book that chronicles Annie Dillard's crazy discoveries about the natural world. She even tells a story about Monarch Butterflies flying over Lake Superior around an invisible prehistoric mountain. I quote her in The Superior Life--"When I added the dimension of time to the landscape of the world, I saw how freedom grew the beauties and horrors from the same live branch....That something is everywhere and always amiss is part of the very stuff of creation....A poet says, 'The force that through the green fuse drives the flower/Drives my green age.' This is what we know. The rest is gravy."--Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, at the end of Chapter 10.
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Jean Miriam Larson is a poet and writer who adores being close to the water of any northern Minnesota lake.