"The bareness of the trees and the appearance of a white snowy landscape help to sharpen the other colors of winter. Find a few minutes this week to notice the colors you can observe in your own backyard, even if it is from your window." -Handbook of Nature Study blog
|We not only enjoyed looking for different colors, but also different textures.|
|We also enjoyed looking at shadows.|
We brought some clippings inside to sketch in our nature journals. I am always surprised at how much sketching encourages close observation.
This and other ideas for winter nature study at Handbook of Nature Study blog.
This was originally posted Jan. 14, 2009.
And here are some pictures taken this year.
|From the front window.|
|Our holly tree with a dusting of snow looks like powdered sugar.|
|Rose hips in the snow.|