It’s been a wonder-full year for getting outdoors and learning about the natural world around Flandrum Hill. Keeping a nature journal certainly made me more aware of the seasonal changes that take place throughout the year. Writing about the plants and wild creatures I saw encouraged me to look deeper into field guides in an effort to learn more. It’s been quite an adventure in discovery.
I wrote about all kinds of things. As long as it had to do with nature in my neck of the woods in Nova Scotia, it was game. Some posts received more views than others. Two in particular, October’s Complementary Palette and December’s Days of Enchantment topped the list, as they were featured on WordPress.com’s homepage.
A few others posts were found over and over again by students doing research for projects and essays, or people wanting to find out more about an odd subject, such as whether or not it’s safe to eat slugs:
My favorite posts were those that expressed how I feel, more so than what I know about nature…
- In Praise of the Imperfect, the Ephemeral and the Incomplete
- In This My Green World
- Up Close and Personal
- Holiness at Dawn
- All Flesh is Grass
- Sunrise, Sunset
- The Earth Remembers
- The Deepest Secret
Or that gave everyone something to smile about…
A Midsummer’s Scavenger Hunt produced a great deal of excitement as readers engaged in finding images in their part of the world that interpreted nature’s shapes and elements. Posts from the beginning to the end of this hunt can be found here.
The best part of blogging in 2009 was connecting with others both locally and around the world, and sharing the excitement of discovering something new in nature that I hadn’t seen before.
With all best wishes for peace and happy trails in 2010 to everyone, and regular readers especially.