This true story brings bird watching to a whole new level, where long-distance observation turns into gentle human interaction with wild birds.
Appropriate for nature lovers of all ages, the book combines factual information about Eastern Bluebirds with a deeply moving chronicle of living among them.
Through numerous close-up photographs and narrative, the reader can experience an amazing adventure with several families of these birds.
Reaching Over the Rainbow is about love and loss, raising families, battle, murder, redemption, and an extraordinary relationship between wild birds and humans.
About the Author Judith Taylor is a ceramic artist and veteran birder. Her home and pottery studio are located in the ideal habitat for Eastern Bluebirds, but those she saw were extremely wary of people. Watching them at a distance with binoculars became unbearably frustrating, and she was determined to get to know them better. After studying several bluebird resources, she repaired three old bluebird boxes and placed them strategically in the meadow near her home. During the following three years, she developed a remarkable relationship with several bluebird families and realized that her photographs and a bit of text could bring to life for others what had been such a treasured experience for her.
Reaching Over the Rainbow Published July 28, 2011