SEEING THE NATURAL WORLD
Welcome! Bring your sketchbook, camera, and notebook. We’ll walk the neighborhood or browse along a trail. Not a footrace, we will take a good look and then a second look at what makes up the natural world.
Let’s inhale fresh air, stir up a bit of soil, skip a rock across the lake—these are basics of life that feed the soul. Puddles, pebbles, odd leaves, creepy-crawlers, I have to bend down and say hello. Each one has a history, each one has a job to do, each one helps to keep us alive. That’s the amazing part of the whole natural complex: every plant and animal is needed to make this work. That includes us. We live in and depend upon our life community, our neighboring plants and animals. To be a good neighbor is to understand nature’s ways. Come along! Let’s take another look!
View the Drawings & Paintings
of Janice E. Kirk
Here you can find paintings mentioned in my book, The Road to Beaver Park.
From the Pacific Coast, across the Great Basin, through the Mesa and Canyon Country, into the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado Plateau, and low deserts, including Death Valley and the Sonoran Desert, it was a feast to the eye, a journey of the heart.
Wild Edible Plants of Western North America
A best seller since 1970, this book has sold over 100,000 copies. It lists the great bulk of the edible plants found west of the Great Plains and in southwestern Canada and northwestern Mexico . . .
Cherish the Earth
Is Earth Stewardship biblical? Yes. For anyone wanting to understand what the Bible has to say about earth stewardship, here is one of the most complete discussions of environmental scriptures in print and comes with a scriptural index . . .
The Christmas Redwood:
A Forest Parable
An Advent tale of waiting and watching…A redwood seed, planted by wind on the very night Jesus was born, becomes the most steadfast of all trees on earth . . .
The Road to Beaver Park
Part travelogue, part natural history, part field course in art appreciation, the author records her development as an artist as she learns to paint and learns to see…
Milton the Mouse
A chase, a ride, a chase and hide, and Milton the mouse lands in new terri- tory: the Stewart household. The wily escape artist has the run of the house until one fateful night when he is caught. What do you do with a mouse that hitches a ride home from a camping trip…