Photo by Martha Nance
Martha Nance is a physician in Minnesota who lives on the bluffs over the Minnesota River, in an area of mixed fields and woods with a dragonfly-pond down the road. She can spend many hours in the unmowed front field in the summer trying to collect more photographs than ticks. The residents out there, of whom there are many, need and want only for humans not to get in their way. She tries to oblige.
“The multiplicity of forms! The hummingbird, the fox, the raven, the sparrow hawk, the otter, the dragonfly, the water lily! And on and on. It must be a great disappointment to God if we are not dazzled at least ten times a day.”