Thoreau - Speaking for Nature - Spring
In little more than a decade, near the end of his life,
Thoreau transformed his passing interest with nature into a passion and
practice that became the focus of his daily activities. Thoreau's
plan for his "great work" was nothing less than a comprehensive
day-by-day calendar describing the nature of the Concord region. And
although his life was cut short, his legacy from that period is
This DVD shares a part of that legacy. Walk with Thoreau on an early
Spring morning as he delights in the arrival of redwings -
calling the river to life and tempting the ice to melt.
Follow him into a meadow where the air is liquid with the
bluebirds' warble. Join Thoreau as he solves the mystery of
his "dream frog," collects starflowers, violets, and marigolds,
and tracks the red fox along the river bank.
Thoreau's narrative is contagious, his senses ever alert - the
parti-colored tints of autumn leaves, the sweet, wild
world embodied in the wood thrush's song, and primitive
fragrance of the hay-scented fern. Travel with Thoreau through
the "wilds" of Concord and rediscover many of the same delights.