Friday, January 15, 2010
collection of tiny treasures!
The blog award I received, which has been passing through countless blogs for who knows how long, had me thinking. Thinking about this wonderful blog world and the way it connects us. As I was thinking, I was walking; walking through a snow-covered field, picking up tiny treasures as I went along as I often do...pheasant feathers, a piece of walnut shell, an oak leaf, a dried flower bud....and I decided today I would post about my tiny treasures, bits of natural beauty scattered along the vast and seemingly empty path I was walking. I wanted to prove that, no matter how bleak things may seem, there are always little treasures to be found for the one who is looking.
I then began thinking how much I would love to see what little things you all find on your walks...I love the thought of women in all different climates and countries, picking around their pathways, discovering acorns and feathers, rosehips and whisps of wild clematis. Maybe even an abandoned bird's nest, or arrowhead?
In some kindergartens there are Nature Tables where the children put anything interesting they've found, and where the teachers help them label them and learn about them. What I would like to initiate here, with all of you, is a mini version of the Nature Table. If you want to show us the little things you've picked up while taking a walk, please do...and please copy the picture to the left on my sidebar, and add it to your sidebar once you've posted a picture of your finds (add a link to this post too, if you'd like). Invite other bloggers to do so as well. Lets see how many people from around the world we can get to share their tiny treasures with us!
It will be a wonderful thing to observe these tiny nature tables throughout the seasons.
Can't wait to see yours!
I'd like to ask
Yiota @ shells and bells, flowers and showers in Greece
Morwenna @ bluebells and butterflies in England
Blaire @ B-mused in Massachusettes
Sharon Lovejoy @ sharon lovejoy writes from sunflower house and a little green island in California
if they would like to be the first to start?
Enjoy your Friday, and maybe....go on a walk??? Who knows what you will find.......
p.s. as you will see below, i have begun ending my posts with a link to what i posted on the same date a year before (if something was posted). i think it's interesting to look back and see what was going on exactly 365 days ago in my life, and in my mind....
TODAY, ONE YEAR AGO: Study Nature....