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The View From Foley Mountain

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My feet are practising their steps, gauging the slipperiness of wet lichen on rock and sounding each landing. As my stride shifts to a swing I realize I have a sharper sense of my place in the woods now. I am as taut and limber as a bow-string. I sense bears in the woods, weigh their threat and move on, glorying in the mosses beneath my feet .... We in the woods share f

Kindle Edition, 183 pages
Published March 15th 1995 by Natural Heritage (first published January 1st 1995)
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Jim Puskas
A collection of vignettes, observations of life in a country setting, in touch with the natural world and local residents. Rather quaint language, somewhat overly idealized view of nature and of a setting the writer clearly cherished, but it's a pleasant, easy read, probably best taken in small doses like an aperitif.
Some of the best pieces in this little collection may be overly nostalgic for some readers' tastes. Nevertheless it's a welcome respite from what we're told is "reality" these days.
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Peri McQuay became committed to nature through the inspiration and teaching of her Canadian artist parents, Ken Phillips and Marie Cecilia Guard.

For thirty years Peri and her conservation educator husband Barry took joy in living and working at Foley Mountain. This eight-hundred-acre conservation area of granite ridges, beaver ponds and towering pines overlooks the beautiful little village of West

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