Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Sitting down

Reading tonight’s article was a reminder that I need to find more time to just sit and spend a little more time. When my kids were young, I found that time, not by sitting down but by walking.

Whether it was taking a walk in a local park or participating with the kids in one of many local workshops put on the Missouri Department of Conservation like Amphibian Night or the Owl Prowl.

So the article I just finished reading is entitled “Why and how you should start a sit-spot routine” by Jaymi Heimbuch over at the Mother Nature Network. Now I need to just find a sit-spot for myself.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

 

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Past, present & future

So while I usually I like to post articles are upbeat when talking about our environment, perhaps because of the new year, I’m posting this article tonight that while not uplifting allows me to be a bit reflective about what has happened, what is going on presently what we can do in the future.

The article, entitled “A Forest of Ancient Trees, Poisoned by Rising Seas” by Nathaniel Popkin over at the New York Times, looks back at what’s been happening the last year or more both close to where he lives and around the world. I think it also motivate me to look around where I live and what I can do to help.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

 

Winter solstice

So tonight’s article is one that takes me back to a good place, laumeier sculpture park to be exact. A place where I’ve spent many a days with my kids. A place to enjoy nature and time with my family.

The article is entitled “Winter Solstice and Winter Walksby Dwight Bitikofer over at the Webster-Kirkwood Times. I think a winter walk sounds really good right about now.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Leaves & your lawn

So I’ve never been one to rake all the leaves up in my lawn. In fact, I usually just compost some of them and rake the rest into my flower beds. This article, entitled “A very important reason not to rake the leaves on your lawn” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger just helps me justify even more what I’m already doing.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Quiet in nature

So this was an interesting article tonight, so much so that it got me to thinking. When I’m out in nature do I listen to see if it’s really quiet? The article I read yesterday is entitled “Seeking America’s Quietest Spots: The Quest for Silence in a Loud World” by Jess Bidgood over at the New York Times.

I guess the next time I’m out, I will definitely listen.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Green space

As someone who grew up with a lot of green space as a kid, who use to play in the woods and stay outdoor every night until my mom called me in, it’s nice to see a city taking back some green space and a school yard is a great place to start. Add to the fact that Paris is one of my favorite European cities, it’s a very cool story.

So tonight’s article is entitled “Green Space in Every Schoolyard: The Radical Plan to Cool Paris” over at The Guardian. With a week full of parental school work now over, hopefully I will get back into my usual blogging routine next week. I might try and post again this weekend. We’ll see.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

Trapper’s daughter

So tonight’s post is all about wood engraving artwork, nature and a character named the Trapper’s Daughter. It’s actually an article that when I came across (and I can’t remember where I found it), I realized that I’ve been to their shop up in Duluth.

The story, or article, is entitled “A Not-so-Brief History of the Trapper’s Daughter” by Marian over at Ken Speckle Letter Press. If you ever get up to Duluth, I highly recommend visiting their shop. Until then, visit their website and enjoy the amazing art work. It’s well worth your time.

Sincerely-

     

Green Librarian