Principia Author

Carol Rottman

In the tradition of Annie Dillard, as a “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” and Aldo Leopold’s monthly notes in “The Sand County Almanac” Carol Rottman has discovered a sense of place on a once pristine acreage in Michigan. She and her husband Fritz settled on the edge of Flat Iron Lake and let the land take hold of them. Carol’s daily habit of traversing the land became a spiritual pilgrimage through seasonal changes in the natural world. Fritz recorded images of a constantly transforming landscape as he worked to restore seventeen acres to its native prairie state. Together they care for this small piece of creation in Western Michigan to preserve it for generations to come.