Swimming with Frogs

Swimming with Frogs : Life in the Brown County Hills

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For Ruth Ann Ingraham, spending part of her time in a cabin in the woods in southern Indiana becomes a journey of discovery--of herself and her place in the natural world. Suddenly freed from the urban daily grind, she is able to focus more intently on her surroundings. And she can look more deeply into herself and examine her beliefs. As they settle into the place, the passing of each day offers up simple truths as Ruth Ann and her husband repair the cabin, learn the contour and texture of the land, and become ever more mindful of the animals and plants that share their living space. As the couple learn to walk in step with nature, they discover a depth and richness to life that has previously evaded them. In the hills of Brown County, Indiana, the author finds a fullness of life that survives even loss. In addition to a text that is full of close observations of nature as well as thoughtful musings about life, Swimming with Frogs is beautifully illustrated with color photos and black and white drawings. It will appeal to naturalists of all stripes, fans of contemplative writing, and Brown County residents and visitors. Ruth Ann Ingraham is a co-founder of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society. A lifetime Hoosier and Purdue graduate, she is a traveler, naturalist, mother of two daughters, and volunteer. She divides her time between Indianapolis and Brown County, Indiana.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 149.9 x 198.1 x 22.9mm | 340.2g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 22 figures, 26 color photos, 1 bibliog.
  • 0253217563
  • 9780253217561

About Ruth Ann Ingraham

Ruth Ann Ingraham is a co-founder of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society. A lifetime Hoosier and Purdue graduate, she is a traveler, naturalist, mother of two daughters, and volunteer. She divides her time between Indianapolis and Brown County, Indiana.show more

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"For those of us who love the out-of-doors, rural Indiana, and espcially Brown County... Ingraham's memoir (and that's what the book is) is very easy to like." Tribune Star"show more

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