Finding Nature in the City

I do not have to go to the forest in order to nurture my creativity, be inspired, or bring forth the child within, one single tree can ignite my imagination beyond belief, a single leaf can leave me spellbound by its intricate detail.

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” – Albert Einstein

Finding nature in the city isn’t difficult…

There is magic everywhere, if you know where to look

I found these wonderful Oaks just a few minutes from Edinburgh’s bustling High Street.


The more I observe nature in the city, the more I lose myself in the awe and wonder and slip into a love and appreciation of all that is around me…

These delightful Oak trees had my heart singing, my spirit dancing, and my creative juices flowing…each tree displayed a range of varying shades of green and one trees’ leaves had already turned brown.


What would you make with this beautiful offering from Mother Earth?

Possibly a Oak leaf Stick Person?


Find our more about storytelling with nature in my PDF booklet on Storytelling with Nature Art – Stick People

Or maybe you could do some leaf rubbing or make a leaf mobile. Why not take time to really observe the trees around your neighborhood and watch all the visiting friends, like our feathered friends, the cheeky squirrels and not forgetting the charming insects. Even during the winter months trees are fascinating – draw their skelton-like forms, discover how old they are by measuring their trunk (one inch for every year).

Peace, joy and imaginative play become life’s constant companions when the heart is open to the benefits of nature.

My tiny travelling companions were thrilled to be able to share some tree hugging moments and practice their balancing skills without using their wings.




Why not climb a tree or simply hug a tree and feel its love and beautiful energy.

Time in nature and being creative with nature keeps me young at heart, happy and content!


Hopefully you too can share some tree hugging moments or be inspired to create a little stick person. They love to play in the snow!


Or simply just to be moved by the beauty of the trees.


Wishing you all a magical and enchanting week in nature, love and peace Marghanita x

If you would like to learn more about Educating the Heart – here is a link to the online


This post is part of my #Vitamin N Challenge -Finding Nature in the City. Inspired by Richard Louv’s latest book Vitamin N – THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO A NATURE-RICH LIFE  Learn more about Vitamin N and its benefits here.        Previous Vitmain N Challenge post and video



Comments 1

  1. Dear Margahnita Huges,
    I have seen it, that you written “joy x”
    in facebook from one korean official person. Thank you very much. I’m pretty famous in my country. you are really great person, i think. Can we meet in Edinburgh? I’d like published your books with you and invite you to korea. Pease let me know your e mail adress.

    Best regards

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