This love letter to the Sunshine State is a collection of witty observations and simple pleasures. -- Publishers Weekly

 Furman charms his audience….The writings are enlightening, even captivating. -- Library Journal

 Totally engaging collection of short essays about his 17-year journey toward a deep understanding of the place he has chosen to make his home. -- Florida Weekly

 Whether relating the tale of a hunt for the elusive fish known as the snook, describing a family trip to visit Florida’s champion live oak tree, or chronicling the daily rituals of the ordinary squirrel, Furman crafts a good story. -- Foreword

 A rewarding form of environmental exploration that models beautifully how curiosity, attention, and appreciation can be brought to bear even on the most compromised landscapes. -- Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment

 Professor Furman displays an academic’s heart for deep research; a naturalist’s eye for the enigmatic patterns in nature; a poet’s ear for words that bring it all to life. -- Little Curlew Press (blog)