Letters From Eden: A Year at Home, in the Woods

Letters From Eden: A Year at Home, in the Woods

Julie Zickefoose Sy Montgomery / Feb 24, 2020

Letters From Eden A Year at Home in the Woods At the age of seven Julie Zickefoose knew that she wanted to paint birds for a living and her lifelong dedication shows in her paintings which are meticulously accurate as well as beautiful The pai

  • Title: Letters From Eden: A Year at Home, in the Woods
  • Author: Julie Zickefoose Sy Montgomery
  • ISBN: 9780618573080
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Hardcover
  • At the age of seven, Julie Zickefoose knew that she wanted to paint birds for a living, and her lifelong dedication shows in her paintings, which are meticulously accurate as well as beautiful The paintings used here, of scenes from her beloved home in southern Ohio, illuminate well crafted essays based on her daily walks and observations Wild turkeys, coyotes, box turtlAt the age of seven, Julie Zickefoose knew that she wanted to paint birds for a living, and her lifelong dedication shows in her paintings, which are meticulously accurate as well as beautiful The paintings used here, of scenes from her beloved home in southern Ohio, illuminate well crafted essays based on her daily walks and observations Wild turkeys, coyotes, box turtles, and a bird eating bullfrog flap, lope, and leap through her prose She excels at describing and exploring interactions between people and animals, bringing her subjects to life in just a few lines Her husband and children make appearances, presenting their own challenges and pleasures The essays are arranged by season, starting with winter, providing a sense of movement through the year.

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    521 Comments

    1. This is a thoughtful, kind, humble, lovely collection of writings and illustrations. Now that I've finished reading it through once, I'm ready to start again at the beginning.


    2. I LOVE this book. Love it. It's beautiful in stories and illustrations. I will have to find a copy for myself, once I return this one to its rightful owner.


    3. I was so engrossed in this book, I read this book in one day. It was so beautifully written, even though I have never visited the Appalachians, I felt I was there.Ms. Zickfoose's writing made me calm and introspective. I missed my own childhood home in the woods very much after reading this book.It would be nice if there was a companion audiobook CD to this book, so you could look at the lovely illustrations Ms. Zickfoose has made while listening to her tell her own stories. She is a frequent co [...]


    4. I read this at a time when I was feeling suffocated by too much concrete and a deeply rutted routine. The author's descriptions make the animals seem human in their actions. Her illustrations are amazing--I'd love to be able to draw and paint like that. I recommended this book to a nature-loving coworker who loved it so much that he bought a copy as a gift for his naturalist father.


    5. This is actually a re-read, and damn, it was better the second time around. Her writing and drawing is elegant and simple. I want to know her and ramble her woods together.


    6. A caring person with beautiful reveries and amazing drawings and paintings. If you are a lover of wild animals, this is a book to savor.


    7. Julie Zickefoose’s delightful book took me back to my country roots. And how interesting it was to see the world through the eyes of a field biologist! You not only meet yellow-bellied sapsuckers and snakes, but you learn interesting tidbits about their nature and often about their interaction with Zickefoose, her husband, Bill Thompson III, and their two young children, Phoebe and Liam. The author once relocated a snake to a safer habitat after her daughter ran over it with her tricycle.Besid [...]


    8. This is a series of relatively short, simple, wonderfully illustrated, nature-related, generally homey essays about life and the author's relationships with nature in Southeastern Ohio. The essays are easily digestible and fun to share aloud with others. JZ brings different scenes to life, from climbing a ladder to return birds to nests or hiking through the chill air to find wonders in the Appalachian hills near her home. This collection takes us through the natural world by seasons, much like [...]


    9. This woman can draw the most beautiful pictures of wildlife! This book is filled with her stories of animals in her life, from saving baby birds and putting them back in their nest, to teaching her young children how to enjoy and love the outdoors. She even raised a bullfrog and taught it to come eat on command - to her own dismay.Loved the book and mostly the illustrations - more of a bunch of little stories about many kinds of wildlife. She sure knows alot about many different species.


    10. Zickefoose is a watercolorist who leads an enviable life in Southern Ohio. She's got 80 acres which she roams and sketches. She's a birder, so most of her anecdotes and paintings concern either birds or her young kids or both. She's a bit more anthropomorphic than I'm comfortable with, but a here crafts a solid set of interesting essays just the same. Zickefoose is a keen observer and a good writer as well.


    11. I give a lot of five star ratings if a book is excellent and meets my needs. The problem is that then it's hard to decipher which are the truly amazing books. This is one such. I have not personally met Julie, but I've heard her speak (never pass up the chance) and my son attended a birding camp with her this summer. She's an amazing naturalist, artist and bird lover. I hope to read all of her books.


    12. Really nice to read a book which affirms my feelings for the woods and my daily surrounds. This gal sees nature as one who's fully immersed and part of it, and with a heart that truly cares for every single creepy crawly, four-footed and winged beasties. Thank you, Mz Zickefoose - you've written and illustrated a natural history treasure.


    13. This was written by a nature lover who lives in a rural area in southern Ohio (near Marietta). I am familiar with this area and can appreciate her connection to the land and creatures that reside. She particularly likes birds, but tells of her experiences with all the wildlife on her vast property, and works in stories with her family too. A relaxing, easy read.


    14. This is a beautifully written and wonderfully illustrated journal through Julie Zickfoose' year in her bird sanctuary. I just wish I could spend the year there with her, exploring and learning even a bit of what she knows. Denise loves it, too. Karen, this would be great for Alan, but look at her other titles - there are lots that may make great Father's day gifts.


    15. This is a book with a wonderful insight to nature, and how much work and knowledge it takes to provide for all the creatures on a farm. It gave me the realisation that I could never manage to create such an amazing ecology for Nature, but I respect those who do even more now that I have a glimpse of what it takes.


    16. Thanks to the library clerk that put this book in a mini display for readers to browse! Something about the lovely, pale watercolors and Ms. Zickefoose's warm and homey prose just resonnated with me. It is a book to keep by one's bedside to snuggle in to the wonderful world of nature. I agree with Dr. Jane Goodall's comments in the forward that this is book for all to enjoy.


    17. This is a delightful book. Julie Zickefoose is not only a talented nature artist, but a talented storyteller and writer, as well. This book is a series of short essays of her observations and interactions with birds and the other creatures she encounters on her large property in Ohio.


    18. A simply beautiful book. Julie's descriptions and observations are breathtaking and her illustrations are beautifully done. I read this book slowly, just a chapter or two at a time. It will make you more aware of the nature in your own yard, and outside your own windows.


    19. Picked up at the library. She writeas about nature for The Bird Digest and NPR. She is a nature artist specializing in birds. She lives with her family on a farm in south east Ohio. She has a web site and it is very informative. an excellent photographer! CHeck it out!


    20. I loved everything about this book! I tried to read it in small doses to make it last, but couldn't help gobbling it in great big gasps. Ms. Zickefoose is an enormously talented artist and writer-I admire her work greatly.



    21. Nature artist Zickefoose chronicles the seasons in rural Ohio (mostly) with essays and lovely drawings and watercolors.



    22. Beautifully written and inspiring by a woman who uses the outdoors to rejuvenate, educate, and inspire others. A wonderful series of short stories. Nature lovers will adore.


    23. Short essays arranged by season about the wildlife the author sees, mostly around her 80 acre property in southern Ohio, illustrated by the author with both paintings and sketches.



    24. beautiful illustrations and lovely reflections on life and nature. set in the Appalachian foothills of Southeastern Ohio.


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