Seeds of Another Summer Seeds of Another Summer
Finding the Spirit of Home In Nature


Beth Powning
Format: Hard Cover
Length: 115 pages
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0670867861
Copyright: 1996

After twenty-five years on a New Brunswick farm, Beth Powning has come to know the valley that she and her family call home. She has learned to hear, and read, its subtle messages: the exuberant rushing of spring rivers, dew-hung spiderwebs in dawn mist, the haunting flute of a wood thrush, fireweed seed fluff spinning through late-summer sunshine..

In lyrical prose and sensuous, evocative photographs, Beth Powning captures the miracle – and the urgency – of rampant gardens; the hidden life within a field; the comfort found in familiar trees; the tumbling beauty of wild plants. Relying on her own deep familiarity with the land, she navigates the boundaries between domestic and wild places, revealing the intricate interplay between humans and the living spaces we inhabit.

At once resonant and new, Seeds of Another Summer is a soulful exploration of the connection between humans and the earth, and of the everlasting search for the spirit of home in nature.


“Quite simply, this book is the most evocative marriage of words and photographs I have ever been privileged to experience. From her acute and powerful observation of her physical surroundings, Beth Powning creates images that resonate in the soul.”
-- Freeman Patterson

“Beth Powning’s beautiful celebration of natural life is meet and proper for these unnatural times. I think it will be read for years to come.”
-- E.L. Doctorow

About the Author

Beth Powning lives near Sussex, New Brunswick, with her husband and son. Her writing and photography have been published in a variety of books, magazines, and literary journals.

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