Nostalgia, Naturally

A collection of poems

by Tyler C. Pedersen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/17/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781434325730
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781467827164

About the Book

My book of poetry and photographs explores Montana’s wild places and is written with a spirit that cultivates a caring relationship between humans and nature.

From my book of poems and photographs you will learn to:
  • Appreciate and enjoy what you have in the now
  • Cultivate a caring relationship with your lifelong neighbor, Mother Nature  
  • Notice the little things around you with a smile and a laugh
  • Use your time and energy wisely
  • Do what you can by starting locally
  • Be a more environmentally conscious citizen
Nostalgia helps bring back memories of simpler times. Sometimes memories are evoked by our experiences in the outdoors, be it on a hike or a brief glance out the window. Although memories themselves are not tangible, the natural world that creates them is a fragile reality. This reality expresses itself in my poetry through written word and nostalgic black and white photographs, touching on subjects like squirrels, birds, ants, trees and water, while also addressing the human concepts of fame, frailty and progress. Each chapter reminds the reader of how the well being of the planet depends on the well being of our enviromental consciousness. My book seeks to strengthen you and your children’s connection to the timeless tranquility that nature affords.    

About the Author

Tyler Pedersen is an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, nature enthusiast and runner from Helena, Montana. He has self-published one book of poetry titled, “Nostalgia, Naturally,” through Authorhouse & in 2013 he created & curated a Freshly Pressed WordPress Blog called, "The Ancient Eavesdropper." His specialties are concrete poetry (e.g., sculpting words into all sorts of shapes) and free verse. As an ecologist, Tyler has performed a wide range of field work jobs including tracking endangered and threatened rattlesnakes and turtles in Illinois, trapping small mammals in Eastern Montana, blazing trails in Western Montana and Idaho and coring trees in the sub-alpine forests of Wyoming and Colorado. In 2006, he graduated from the University of Montana with a major in Ecology and minor in Art History and criticism. After college, he served two years in Americorps as an Montana Conservation Corps crew member in Helena, Montana and Biodiversity Conservation Coordinator for the City of Gresham, Oregon. For the last 4 years,Tyler worked at the Coos Watershed Association, a non-profit watershed council, in Coos Bay, Oregon. Here, he managed and implemented riparian and wetland restoration projects, collected and analyzed field data and wrote reports and $1,000,000 worth of successfully-funded grant proposals. He also spent a considerable time controlling and mapping invasive plants like Japanese knotweed, gorse and purple loosestrife. Presently, he lives with his wife, two cats & two dogs in Corvallis, Oregon.