Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Nature Journal of Edith Holden

Here is my second attempt in encouraging you to create a nature journal. Edith Holden prepared this "diary" at the age of 35 in order to inspire her female art students to experience the beauty of nature observation.  Full of charming quotes and poems, perhaps one hundred years later, her efforts will continue to motivate this next generation to record God's marvelous creation…

"The birds still sing morning and evening, but there is not nearly such a full choir as a month ago. The cares and responsibilities of large families of hungry fledglings make too many demands on the time and attention of the anxious parents. It is very pretty to see the house martins sitting in the roadway. collecting mud for their nests. Their short-feathered legs look as if they had little white socks on."
 ~ Edith Holden, June Diary Entry

Edith Holden
"I saw the yellow bitter cress in flower in the marsh at Widney today. Many of the meadows are golden with buttercups, and some of the fields are showing quite red, where the sorrel is coming into flower. Bright and sunny, the first summer's day we have had."

Edith Holden

Would you like to start a nature journal?

"Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee."

~ Nehemiah 9:6

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    just a comment on your post about Edith Holden's wonderful diaries.
    Edith and her family were so spiritual, this was revealed to me when I found a copy of Edith's father's own journal of Spiritual communications - written 100 years ago - which describes the eternal love of family, and the world to come.
    I was so impressed that I republished this work myself in January 2013 in the UK.
    Please find it listed under ISBN number : 978-0957500709
    at Ebay or Amazon - or the publishers
    Best Regards


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