The Last of the Living Blue

The Last of the Living Blue

by Gin Getz



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ISBN-13: 9781935254928
Publication date: 06/07/2014
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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The Last of the Living Blue 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Prstn More than 1 year ago
An Inspired Journey! An emotional tour de force! A “Must read!” The "Last of the Living Blue" reveals the coming of spring and life, one’s wrestling with the relentless march of death, and the gut wrenching angst that accompanies disaster. Gin shares her life in the mountains among the dying Blue Spruce near the headwaters of the Rio Grande; taking us on a journey of loss, deep sorrow, heart-rending grief, dreams, hope, and compassion. A memoir rich with the heartfelt sentiment of a strong woman sharing the vulnerability of a mountain, a forest, and the people that live thereon. "The Last of the Living Blue" prompts tears, inspires hope, and provides some fundamental guidance for overcoming adversity. A great sequel to “The Color of the Wild.” Thanks Gin for another outstanding book.
LittleOne0 More than 1 year ago
I've thoroughly enjoyed "The Last of the Living Blue."  This is the true story of living life on the mountain and  its wilderness in Colorado.  Gin shares the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful.  Her gift of words, how she describes her days, allows me to see and feel some of what that life is like.  I could not live that life, but am inspired by hers.   Her strength and determination through the beetles killing trees, then fires and floods, is a testament to her love of this place she calls home. I love the story as written in her journal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must book for all nature lovers, but it is more. Unlike Getz’s first book (Color of the Wild) with its many flashbacks necessary to provide understanding of who she is and why she is so impassioned, Last of the Living Blue is focused and disciplined. (This excellent book stands on its own, but a reading of her first provides useful background color.) Getz writes from the heart and gut, sharing her feelings and observations with utmost honesty and discernment. Her style is fluid, poetic, and beautiful. Her descriptions draw precise pictures of her gorgeous—or heartbreaking—surroundings. Through her isolation and introspection, Getz challenges our concepts of what is worthwhile in life. The glimpses of terror contemplating destruction of our forests and facing possible ravages of forest fire, glances into a life of hard work justified by love of the mountains, horses, and family, and gifts of getting to know a truly remarkable woman—there are many reasons to appreciate this book. Last of the Living Blue is both a wake-up call and a love story, as Getz cries out for the trees and mountains she treasures, as she sees them being endangered by climate change and government inaction. Great book!
Shelly-S More than 1 year ago
This book is the most factual account of the death of a Colorado forest, written by a gifted author, whose life in the wilderness will captivate and inspire you. Vividly describing the state of the forest from behind the fire line where no one else remained, this book will captivate you. Along the way, the personal impact will make you consider your own life.