Nature & You: Winter season is the impetus for the Jack Frost Book Club
Winter season is the impetus for the Jack Frost Book Club
Week after week, I have been badgering readers of this column to put a stop to their couch potato ways and venture outdoors to enjoy all that Ma Nature has to offer.
For this week's column, however, I will suggest just the opposite. Stay indoors. It is much too cold outdoors for you to escape the warmth of your home's living room.
It is an opportune time of the year to curl up with a good book. My hands-down favorite is "A Sand County Almanac" by Aldo Leopold. It is the classic example of exemplary nature writing.
Unfortunately, you might not be able to pull the book off the public library shelves, or you might have to place your name on a waiting list — it was published in the late 1940s.
However, I am very pleased to tell you the some retail bookstores in our community still have this special book for your purchase. That fact is due to the unimpeachable testimony that this little volume has great worth. You might even opt for an eBook.
Slip into your favorite house shoes. Outfit yourself in your trusted pair of comfy fleece clothing. Nudge your pet dog out of that comfortable spot on the living room couch. Crack open the covers of this timely piece of literature and you're all set for a pleasant time in the warmth of an indoors adventure.
— Neil Garrison, NewsOK Contributor
Neil Garrison was the longtime naturalist at a central Oklahoma nature center.