Gardens are places where we can witness in hushed amazement the beauty of a hummingbird in flight. McGreevy writes for all who are grateful for such encounters, and for others who may wish to be reminded that those magical moments occur. In essays that reflect on her own life experiences, McGreevy affirms that sacred elements can and do exist in unlikely places, too. Her inspirational reminiscences urge readers to behold the wonders of the natural world, both grand and small. Projects to heighten awareness, and recipes that celebrate the harvesting of vegetables and herbs, commingle with her musings. Whether encouraging readers to gaze on weeds from a new perspective or reflecting on the link between the rain forest and eating a hamburger, McGreevy contemplates the connectedness of all living things. Alice JoyceCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Joyce McGreevy is a writer of creative nonfiction and a longtime gardener. A journalist and poet, she has also written a children's book and was publicist for The Western Stage, a nationally recognized theatre company in Salinas, California. She lives in Monterey County, California.