The power of writing stuff down
Oh I love this! Your journal is so pretty 🍃🍂 I journal a lot but I've never thought of a nature one. I’ve only just started dipping my toe into observing and learning. So I actually love this idea. Are you basically saying I *have* to buy a new notebook? You are aren't you? OK well if I must... 😌
This is gorgeous Zabby! I’ve not done anything as extensive as an entire journal but am I jotting down things I notice this year in the garden. I love that you started asking yourself questions: I’m going to see if I can do that more too :) (question #1, why oh why oh why are there so many pebbles in our front garden?!? 😂) x
This is incredibly inspiring...thank you for sharing images too. I can imagine my kids would like to join in with too. I have plenty of notebooks (buying them and not using them is a hobby 😂) I just need to venture out into our back garden. I think the thing that makes me hesitate, is when I see your pages and you’ve listed all those birds for example....I feel like I know the obvious ones, but wouldn’t have a clue about most wildlife and flowers. Is it just a case of starting small and doing research afterwards? A side note I find it so sad that we are severed from our land in this way. Unless we are taught (I wasn’t) there is the potential for us to become detached and disregard the precious nature outside our windows.
Lastly, do you keep a personal journal as well as a nature one? Do you sketch images as well as write?