This is a book for those who cherish the heart of home, history, botanical arts, the beauty of the woodland and sustainable gardening. Gardening hand-in-hand with the earth, seeing the plants, animals, and humans, all of creation as one. It is also for those who can see their pets beyond furry friends and as also partners, teachers and guides. It is for those inspired by the story of another’s journey to fulfill a life dream.
Carol Ann Holland The author is a long-time resident of Ithaca, in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York where she tends her woodland garden and draws and paints the wildflowers that grow within the sanctuary. Holding an Interior Design and Architectural Planning degree from Cornell University, a twenty-year career as a planner and designer followed at Corning Glassworks and Cornell University. Carol Ann has had many interests centered around art and home, and the Finger Lakes Region as evidenced in the book. Cheryl Nangeroni The graphic designer is also a Cornell graduate, with a degree in design from the College of Human Ecology. She has been in the graphics field for over 30 years, including 19 years in her own design firm in Portland, Oregon. She loves the arts as well as the outdoors; skiing, hiking, and cycling in the Northwest Cascade Mountains that originally drew her to the west coast.