Fleur Fisher, in her post about The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady at the end of December got me thinking.
I've loved this unique and inspiring book since I found my copy of it in a second-hand shop years ago. When the girls were little we used to frequently head out with our sketchbooks to try to capture little items in nature - twigs, snowflakes, squirrel nests, flowers. The impetus for these outings came from Edith Holden and our love of her delicate, intimate nature journal. We would settle down on a blanket in a field or in the back garden or beside a mountain trail and try to capture on paper a little piece of the natural world.
If I were of an artistic bent I would get out the watercolours. Alas... these days I have accepted my lack of abilities in that vane and the watercolours remain (thankfully) tucked away - but I do love photography. I have decided to read along month-by-month in the Country Diary and find inspiration for seeking out the beauty in nature in my own corner of the world. All the photos I will post will be my own, inspired in some way by this beautiful book.
|Coyote beside the road on the edge of town.|
|Hoar frost at my front door.|
|We call these "Magic Rowan Berries"|
|Prairie dog on high alert|
|Hoar frost in the neighbour's garden.|