Invitation to Wonder: A Journey through the Seasons by Elizabeth Ayres. In this essay collection about the beauty of nature readers discover hope, inspiration and joy. As Annie Dillard says, “In a hectic life, these reflections create space for all that is beautiful and true.” Readers learn a spiritual approach to life that brings healing and peace. They explore the wonder of science, the cosmos and everyday life. They experience the glorious Chesapeake Bay region of America. They develop intimacy with the creator God through an awesome creation. This book’s spirituality is hopeful, inspirational and joyful. This is nature writing at its best.