365 Nature – Day 332

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Learn more about the project and see all the 365 Nature posts. It rarely snows in Seattle, although when we first moved here in 2009 we thought perhaps it did. The first few years we had really good snow and I remember many days cars were stuck on top of Capitol Hill where we lived. One particularly bad snowstorm stranded a row of buses along our street. Then we moved to the south end of Seattle and didn't get anymore snow storms with one exception, when all the neighbors went to the...

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365 Nature – Day 304

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Learn more about the project and see all the 365 Nature posts. Yesterday afternoon I received an email telling me that my glass bird I had designed on Day 296 was ready to be picked up. Very excitedly, I drove to Tacoma this morning to the Museum of Glass and bring it home. As I waited, I looked at the other birds the master glass blowers had created during the Bird Lover's Weekend and there were some very nice ones. I was happy to see when my bird came out, although I...

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365 Nature – Day 296

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Learn more about the project and see all the 365 Nature posts. This morning I got to do something very exciting, I designed my own Toikka glass bird. Every year the Museum of Glass in Tacoma has the Bird Lover's Weekend where they have a focus on glass birds designed by Finnish glass maker Oiva Toikka. He has been designing birds for over 40 years for the Finnish glass company Iittala. There are hundreds of different birds, many out of production and hard to find. They release new birds each year and during some events,...

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365 Nature – Day 249

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Learn more about the project and see all the 365 Nature posts. It's been awhile since I did any arts and crafts and today I decided would be a good day to do something. Last autumn I dabbled in making plant imprints in clay. Then I made small ones that could be made into pendants or other wearables. My method was to use oven baked clay, roll it out, place a leaf or flower on it, roll the foliage in and peel it off. After it was baked hard, I painted it...

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365 Nature – Day 180

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Each day of the year I will post something here about nature. It may be any format, a photo, video, audio, sketch or entry from my nature journal. It could be a written piece. Each day I will connect to nature in some way and share it here by the end of that day. You can keep up-to-date by subscribing to the RSS feed or be notified by email. See all the 365 Nature posts. June is also 30 Days Wild and I’m participating again this year. A couple of weeks ago, my daughter's forest preschool, Fiddleheads Forest...

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365 Nature – Day 136

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Each day of the year I will post something here about nature. It may be any format, a photo, video, audio, sketch or entry from my nature journal. It could be a written piece. Each day I will connect to nature in some way and share it here by the end of that day. You can keep up-to-date by subscribing to the RSS feed or be notified by email. See all the 365 Nature posts. I've been lazy with my nature journal that I started in the autumn and I'm going to make an effort...

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