Sunday, October 26, 2008

Autumn WIld Days, part 2

Indian Grass/Sorghastrum nutans and
New England Asters/Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
in one of my favorite fields

moss, the woods simple carpet....
(yes, I did touch it)
(touched that too but refrained from bringing it home)

White Wood Asters/Eurybia divaricata

Pennsylvania Smartweed or Knotweed/Polygonum pensylvanicum
These are just a few more of our pictures that we captured and added to our personalized nature journals throughout the week as we continued our drawing.
We use quite a few field guides and some online as well, but the books that inspire and guide us the most are listed below. When I became suddenly ill I sold several of them. I have since determined that I have missed them so much and and have been in the business of replacing them since the start of this school year, along with a new set of Prismacolor watercolor pencils. It's great distraction....
  1. Keeping a Nature Journal, Clare Walker Leslie, Charles E. Roth
  2. Wild Days: Creating Discovery Journals, Karne Skidmore Rackliffe
  3. A Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, Edith Holden
  4. Handbook of Nature Study, Anna Botsford Comstock
  5. Pets in a Jar, Seymour Simon
  6. Girl of Limberlost, Freckles, Gene Stratton-Porter

1 comment:

Heather said...

So many lovely photos in these two posts!

Keep this nature appreciation up as long as you can, Jan - it will really nourish you as well as the girls!