From wolves to salmon, from the great blue Heron to the gray whale, Singing to the Sound is Brenda Peterson's eloquent refrain to the American West. In this book of personal and journalistic essays, Brenda Peterson explores and illuminates the complicated, but essential relationship between humans and animals, between humans and nature. Whether describing her swims with dolphins in the wild; the healing benefits of animal play; or the ongoing battles over hunting wolves and whales, Peterson gives her readers the opportunity to become "other" as she muses and envisions nature, animals and spirit in new ways.
Praise for Singing to the Sound
"It is such empathy for both humans and the natural world that sets this remarkable author apart."
"A Peterson essay can take off like a flock of birds . . . She sings to us about ourselves."
"Each passionate story examines the way humans commune or collide with the natural world, so that a pearl of wisdom is always found beneath the surface. Peterson writes with spiritual maturity and environmental authority."
--Amazon.com Spirituality editor
FABULOUS FIRST VIDEO FOOTAGE OF OUR SOUTHERN RESIDENT ORCAS!
UPDATE: September 3, 2015 More great video of the new calves thriving at 7-8 months! KIRO 7 TV video
#ORCA BABIES! >> The most recent photos of the J and L-pod babies show they are thriving! They are all 7 to 9 months old now, but are still sticking close to their mothers. Until this year, it had been three years since a successful birth in our killer wale population. #WakeUpWithUs: Watch #KIRO7 on air or online >> kiro.tv/LiveNews
Family Album photos of new calves born to Southern Residents J, K, and L pods
WATCH Magical orca video of Southern Resident J, K, and L pods in Pacific Northwest by VOICE OF tHE ORCAS
Listen to hydrophones recording orca vocalizations and see up-close video of orca veteran researcher, Ken Balcomb, of the Center for Whale Research encountering J, L pods and transient (T pods). video by Jeffrey Ventre.