One summer long ago, a young barefoot boy bounded out the backdoor of his house and looked at the world around him in wonder. Years later, he has yet to come back inside. Author John B. DeLap is that boy, still walking in the world in awe of nature and the life that surrounds him.
In Frost Flowers, DeLap offers a collection of short essays, or frost flowers, that capture the rich tapestry of his life and the people, places, and things that have filled him with joy and sometimes sadness. From homecomings to making tea in the woods, he provides a moving collection of vignettes that weave together the inseparable connection between his life and nature.
DeLap shares poignant recollections of growing up in southern Indiana and a life lived in the heartland. The stories show his deep connection to the natural world while encouraging others to seek their own place in nature, to strap on their boots and go for a hike in the woods.
About the Author
John B. DeLap was born in Columbus, Indiana, where he still lives with his wife and family. A graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington and an Eagle Scout, he hikes in Brown County State Park near Nashville, Indiana. He enjoys nature and learning and discovering new things about the natural world. He treats every day as an opportunity to observe and discover. This is his first book. Visit him online at www.uponcommonground.org.