If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change

  The flowers spoke in a million colours, dancing gracefully like paper angels. I wrote this in my journal last night after photographing the Irises in the garden. How often do we stop to appreciate the miracle before us, such as the intricate detail of the Iris or the simplicity of the daisy.  “If we could see the miracle of …

A New Day Unfolds

The wild native Arrowleaf Balsamroot flowers (Balsamorhiza sagittata), also known as the Okanagan Sunflower, have me spellbound as they dance majestically in the early morning breeze. Their golden smiles light up the forest, bees arrive and butterflies too. Witnessing the birth of a new day unfold before me gifts immense joy, filling my heart and soul with deep love and …

Childhood Is A Time of Wonder – Dandelion Love

I have always loved dandelions! When I was young, I would make daisy and dandelion chains and I still do! I also love drawing dandelions, observing the butterflies and bees that visit them but the best thing of all, is sharing the wonders of these amazing flowers with my students. This week with my special needs student, we are learning all …

FREE E BOOK – Orange Moon and the Grandmother Tree

Its National Storytelling Week in the UK and to celebrate I am gifting FREE copies of my ebook – Orange Moon and the Grandmother Tree. If you would like to receive a Free copy, simply share with me what you love about storytelling or why you believe storytelling is important; or share why you love trees, maybe you have a …

Play, Learn and Grow with Nature

Once upon a time there was a little tomato seed…     Today I was doodling some of the many wonderful experiences children encounter when growing their very own vegetables and flowers.     Every child should grow at least one sunflower and one tomato plant     The garden is a great environment for children to understand the cycle of life …

Happy first day of March!

Each month gifts endless opportunities to explore and create outdoors in nature. The birth of Spring unfolds in March, gifting longer, warmer days to play outdoors. Fallen branches are easier to find now that the snow has finally melted and snow drops, daffodils and crocuses offer delightful colour, texture and scent to our nature play and creations. One of our favourite …

Valentines Day – Rekindling a Love Affair with Nature

I dont really celebrate Valentines Day, however, this year I feel its an opportunity to unite on this Valentine’s Day to let us rekindle our Love Affair with Nature The beautiful and inspiring Thich Nhat Hahn wrote ” Real change will happen only when we fall in love with our planet. Only love can show us how to live in harmony with …

The Wonder of Nature

Look with your heart and you’ll find the wonder of earth magic in every natural creation. These incredible delicate flowers – the Chinese Lantern plant ( Physalis alkekeng) -papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit had me jumping with excitement yesterday. The intricate detail in the almost lace-like form of the rotting lantern had me spellbound. Holding a …

ENVIRONMENTAL ART IS INSEPARABLE FROM THE LAND

We Protect What We Love The problem we are faced with today is that many children and adults don’t have an intimate relationship with nature. Creating Nature Art can help children, youth, adults and elders come together and rekindle that love affair with the natural world. ENVIRONMENTAL ART IS INSEPARABLE FROM THE LAND The elements from which the art projects …