Hello, I'm back with another super quick and simple craft idea, that is plastic free and also provides food for the birds. Of course, using popcorn as Christmas decoration isn't anything new, it has been done for decades. Whilst it may not be the shiniest or the glitziest, it is very effective and it has [...]
Tag: Nature Art
Poetry Mondays – My November Guest by Robert Frost.
My November Guest. My Sorrow, when she's here with me,Thinks these dark days of autumn rainAre beautiful as days can be;She loves the bare, the withered tree;She walks the sodden pasture lane. Her pleasure will not let me stay.She talks and I am fain to list:She's glad the birds are gone away,She's glad her simple [...]
Let the Autumnal Festivities Begin! Hello everyone, Hope you are all ok and keeping as positive as you can. I just want to let you know that as Half Term is here, I will be posting all sorts from crafts, activities and folklore stories etc all in relation to nature and wildlife to keep [...]
Poetry Mondays – The Dipper by Kathleen Jamie.
Dipper. Image from RSPB. The Dipper. It was winter, near freezing,I'd walked through a forest of firswhen I saw issue out of the waterfalla solitary bird. It lit on a damp rock,and, as water swept stupidly on,wrung from its own throatsupple, undammable song. It isn't mine to give.I can't coax this bird to my [...]
5 Signs Of The Changing Season To Look Out For.
Hello everyone! Hope you are ok. We are now well into the official meteorological start of autumn, but between, darker, crisper days, I think it is fair to say that we are still fortunate enough to have some lovely sunny, blue sky days too. As time goes on, however, we will undoubtedly witness the return [...]
Poetry Mondays – The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.
The Raven. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. “’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber [...]
Fall, Leaves, Fall – A Poem by Emily Bronte.
As the weather seems to have taken a turn for the worst, here is a poem by Emily Bronte that wishes for stormy, dramatic bad weather. Fall, Leaves, Fall. Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten day; Every leaf speaks bliss to me Fluttering from the autumn tree. I shall smile [...]
Give Painting Nature a go!
I have always enjoyed being crafty. I'm not particularly good at it, and there are a lot of other people who are far more talented, but I like to have a go. More often than not, I am frustrated that what I create on paper is not what I had envisioned in my head, and [...]
Growing tomatoes from supermarket fruit.
Hello again you lot! Hope you are ok! Today I am going all green-fingered! I have always wanted to grow my own veg and even fruit, but have never had the time or patience to actually do it. Plus I don't have a greenhouse, so we're limited to whatever can grow on a window sill. [...]
A day exploring Raby Castle Gardens.
Hello everyone! At the weekend, I ventured out to explore Raby Castle Gardens, a treasure of County Durham! It is one of the first places I have visited since lockdown has begun to ease. On arrival, there was ample parking, and we were greeted with the quintessentially British scene of cricket in front of the [...]