The theme for this week’s Bookshelf of the Week is all about homeliness, and it probably doesn’t get much more homely than this shot of JP Valentik’s bookshelves, taken by the man himself.
Mr. Valentik is a naturalist, with a keen interest in ornithology (his Bird Traveling blog can be found HERE), and a virtual browse of his bookshelves (best conducted using the highest resolution of the photo), wholly reveal Mr. Valentik’s love for nature. His passion is not just represented on these shelves in the form of books however. There’s a whole host of naturalistic (is that the right word?) knick-knacks on display. Have a mooch. I’m sure Mr. Valentik won’t mind.
The homely highlight of this shot though has to be the positioning of Mr. Valentik’s reading chair, right next to the wood stove. This is what he lovingly refers to as his ‘winter comfort station’; a turn of phrase which just makes me glow all over.
Thanks for serving up such a great shot Mr. Valentik, and may your winter nights be full of warmth and words.