This week’s Calendar of Firsts;
I don’t have much to share with you this week; the girls have been away this week riding, and I have been pounding the keyboard, working on the soon-to-be-released Guided Journal to accompany Exploring Nature With Children.
I have been able to work on my Calendar of Firsts, however. I sketched the Ragwort that is filling the meadow right now, and a wee common wasp that was buzzing around. I also noted the rain. The never ending, heavy rain!
For her July phenology wheel, Rose sketched a Barn owl and represented Independence Day, in honour of our American friends.
For my Calendar of Firsts this week, I sketched the raspberries in the garden and a fledgling Sparrow that Phoebe-cat brought in. Fortunately, it was fine, and we were able to put it back into the garden very quickly.
No notes yet, but here is my Herbal Journal for this week: Ragwort, Hawthorn, Blackberry, and Compact Rush.
The weather was glorious, with cotton wool clouds. The meadow is full of blue-purple Tufted Vetch and golden Birdsfoot Trefoil, and the grasses are waist high!
Rose has been observing and sketching snails this week
My Calendar of Firsts
We have had lots of sunshine and lots of rain this week. The earth is just so green right now, and seems to be taking a long, satisfying out breath!
It happened to be Independence Day on the day Rose was making a cover for her book on the animal kingdom, so she decided to sketch a Bald Eagle. As she was adding the watercolour background, she felt inspired to loosely represent the American flag.
For my Calendar of Firsts this week, I sketched Great Willowherb and a Northern Damselfly (which I sketched far too big!)
What is happening in nature where you live?