Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Keeping a Nature Journal

Keeping a Nature Journal
Discover a Whole New Way of
Seeing the World Around You
by Clare Walker Leslie
& Charles E. Roth

I picked up this book as incentive to start
to draw in my journal(s).
My sister, The Fern Lady, was born with
the creative genes in the family.
She can draw,
she can play almost any musical instrument
                            she puts her hands on,
she can cook,
                                 and as if that isn't enough,
                                 she's smart.

Me?  I need lots of instruction!

I am delighted with my purchase.  If you would like
to encourage someone to
pay a little closer attention to nature,
this book would make a great gift!

I really wanted to do a post about this book
because I wanted to share this picture!

It's classic!


Sondra said...

I love to draw and sketch...its mainly for my own benefit...This looks like a great book to have!

Just Ramblin' said...

I understand what you are saying about your sister. My mother, grandfather, daughter have the wonderful ability to draw, cook without a recipe, play musical instruments. Somehow this all passed me by. I think it is wonderful you want to do this and found such a great book. Have fun! Nola

Lois Evensen said...

Ha! Love that picture!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that's hilarious!!!

grammie g said...

Hi Karen...I just loved the sketch
A typical!! lol

john bord said...

I use my camera, yet I should log and order things a little better. A haphazard collection it is.
Great idea.

John said...


Brilliant...I am sure that is me !! I have been keeping a journal since I first started taking an interest in Nature..I wonder if the book is available in the UK..

Thank you for sharing this..a must for all Nature lovers.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I think the pose with the book between the legs is a classic of "zij" - where you can ID something just by the way it stands etc! I also wonder how many birders have a shiny strip on their favourite birding coat where the ends of their binoculars rest! I classic give away!

Cheers Stewart M - Australia

Carrie P. said...

I have a nature journal that I started when I homeschooled the kids. Haven't done much in lately. I took it on my trip to CA but never pulled it out. So busy taking photos.

EG Wow said...

I'll have to look for this book! It sounds interesting to me.

holdingmoments said...

Love the birders stance lol

Simone de Klerk said...

What a great book this must be!
And I love the picture you share with us. Guess it says it all ...

Anonymous said...

Hello Karen, I enjoyed your post and loved the picture...Warm Regards, Lyn

Denise said...

What a great share Karen. The book sounds like a wonderful find. Thank you :)

John said...

The book sounds great and the picture IS a classic!

Lily Hydrangea said...

that's a great drawing! nice recommendation too.

Kathiesbirds said...

Did you draw it? I use to stand like that but now I leave my bird guide in the cars and just looks, observe, takes notes and photos, then look the birds up later! I hope you are well. I have not forgotten about you, just been very busy this summer!

KaHolly said...

No, Kathie! I only wish I could draw this well!! The picture is from the book. I'm glad you are having a busy summer. By your posts, I see you've gotten some traveling/visiting in!! Good for you! ~karen

Mom of 12 said...

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Bob Bushell said...

Oh well,I can't do it either, but, you CAN do it, good luck Karen.

dAwN said...

Howdee..would love to see your nature drawings! Good luck with your new project!

Dog-Walker said...

I sometimes like to be in the nature, but only when I'm coming to a campsite where I could just park my car on a campsite instead of just backpacking to the campsite away from the parking lots.