A Moving Meditation: Life on a Cape Cod Kettle Pond (Paperback)

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A Moving Meditation: Life on a Cape Cod Kettle Pond (Paperback)


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Cape Cod is known for its beaches, throngs of summer visitors, and the activities that accompany seaside living, but it is also home to many kettle ponds, which offer a more tranquil setting. Formed from glaciers breaking apart and so named due to a rounded shape that appears like a kettle, these waterways are home to a diverse array of wildlife, while remaining peaceful and even a bit hidden.

Big enough for a canoeist to feel solitude and serenity, small enough to not appear on large-scale maps, Centerville’s Long Pond (one of seven on the Cape that share this name), consists of fifty-one acres of crystal clear waters, fresh air, and the fish, turtles, waterfowl, ospreys, and otters that call this special place home. In A Moving Meditation, Stephen G. Waller offers an intimate look at the pond’s intriguing natural and human history; its abundant animal life, across the seasons; and the encroaching effects of climate change.

STEPHEN G. WALLER, a retired ophthalmologist and Air Force officer, is now a medical school professor and freelance writer based in Centerville, Massachusetts.

Product Details ISBN: 9781625347749
ISBN-10: 162534774X
Publisher: Bright Leaf
Publication Date: November 17th, 2023
Pages: 160
Language: English

“Follow the natural year around with Waller and learn the science and phenology of one particular kettle pond on Cape Cod. You will also learn the pleasures of a quiet respectful life of observation and care, and the meditative joy of floating in a canoe in a place you love.”—David Gessner, author of Leave It As It Is: A Journey Through Theodore Roosevelt’s American Wilderness