It was nice to get out after a day of rain, but I was only able to go into my garden. It was neat hearing and seeing everything coming alive after being quiet for the rain. I did notice it was hard at times for me to ignore “human sounds” like traffic.
This sitting reminded me of when my mom and I went out birding when I was a kid. I have always loved the solitude and connectedness I feel in nature.
Cheryl, I am thinking the same as you. My sketches are okay but I can really ruin them by adding watercolor. It makes me a bit nervous. I am doing this because of social distancing, too.
I hope this journal can become more of a habit that I can look back at and enjoy.
I’ve always loved nature and have been taught by great uncles, grandmas and moms to see things that are hidden by slowing down observations. I love the idea of a scientific journaling habit that would also help me meditate. I’d like to try a journal with a couple of main pictures of the subject and smaller detailed “pop outs”. I think this would be most valuable to me if I write observations, behavior notes and a note about researched facts.