The pieces in Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone relate what it is like to live at the intersection between human lives and needs, and the environment of the high plains and the mountains—to mingle our ephemeral blood with the shaping forces of water, wind, and stone.
Quote from Garter Snakes on the Dike
“One of the boons of living in Teton County, Wyoming, is that no poisonous snakes are native here. There are certainly dangers. Grizzly bears have extended their range from the north, rendering encounters more frequent. Even a native black bear may turn rogue. Mountain lions pose a risk now and again. Coyotes may savage your untended dog. But there are no poisonous snakes.”