Pearls and Pebbles
Dundurn, 15 лист. 1999 р. - 211 стор.
How fitting to close out the 20th century with a brand new edition of Pearls & Pebbles by the noted chronicler of pioneer life, Catharine Parr Traill. Published in 1894, Pearls & Pebbles is an unusual book with a lasting charm, in which the author's broad focus ranges from the Canadian natural environment to early settlement of Upper Canada. Through Traill's eyes, we see the life of the pioneer woman, the disappearance of the forest, and the corresponding changes in the life of the Native Canadians who have inhabited that forest.
Editor Elizabeth Thompson reminds us of the significance of the writings by Traill, the aged author/naturalist, who felt that the hours spent gathering the pebbles and pearls from her notebooks and journals written in the backwoods of Canada was not time wasted.
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The snowbirds and their friends, the chipping sparrows, are busy now in the
bushes in the grove building their nests. ... but coming at once to the old corner,
where, after a few days' rest, they commence to build a rudely-constructed nest of
perch in the bush and carried off the prize to her nest, coming back and diligently
picking up all the bits she could see. Noticing that she was so well pleased with
this new building material, we added some more scraps and some tufts of cotton
4 Three summers ago a Black-billed Cuckoo* visited my garden and made her
shallow nest of dried roots and hay on the flat branch of a white spruce, not more
than six feet from the ground, so that she was easily seen as she sat within it.
The nest of the Oriole is a curious piece of workmanship, composed of all sorts of
thready materials, picked up in all kinds ... I have in my possession a wonderful
specimen of an Oriole's nest, taken from the branch of an acacia tree in front of a
If we examine the nests of some of the smaller birds——the finches, for instance
—and notice the beauty of structure, the smoothness of finish, the ... Take the nest
of the goldfinch, and then see what the little creature has at her command.
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THOUGHTS ON VEGETABLE INSTINCT
SOME CURIOUS PLANTS
SOME VARIETIES OF POLLEN
THE CRANBERRY MARSH
OUR NATIVE GRASSES
MOSSES AND LICHENS
THE INDIAN MOSS BAG
NOTES FROM MY OLD DIARY
PROSPECTING AND WHAT I FOUND IN MY DIGGING
THE ROBIN AND THE MIRROR
IN THE CANADIAN WOODS
THE FIRST DEATH IN THE CLEARING
ALONE IN THE FOREST
ON THE ISLAND OF MINNEWAWA
THE CHILDREN OF THE FOREST
SOMETHING GATHERS UP THE FRAGMENTS