The Heron Spirals : A Commonplace Book
The Heron Spirals, A Commonplace Book traces both writer/educator Caroline Balderston Parry’s roots and the spiraling routes of spiritual growth through the midlife crisis of widowhood and into new roles. Above all she celebrates the examined life — and herons! Her vivid text details the dance of the seasons and the herons in Mud Lake, an urban wetlands along the Ottawa River, and farther afield. Like the old commonplace books, The Heron Spirals includes many prose, poetry or song quotations and the artist Roderick MacIver’s gentle watercolours, which richly compliment the whole.