How to Find Bright Spots on Gloomy Days

This simple idea encourages us to slow down, open up, and experience the refreshing beauty of a bouquet of spring flowers by minutely observing it. A lovely way to get all your senses involved when the weather is disappointingly cold and gray. You may discover creative talents you didnít know you had!

1. Brighten up your spirits by buying a bouquet of spring flowers. Place them in a vase or pitcher.

2. Now draw them and write about them.

3. What do the colors, the shapes, the smells make you think about? You might write just a sentence or two, a few phrases, or even a poem.

4. Try wrapping the words around the flowers you have drawn or painted on the page as if they were part of the bouquet.

Adapted from Keeping a Nature Journal by Clare Walker Leslie and Charles E. Roth (Storey Books, 2000). Copyright (c) 2000 by Clare Walker Leslie and Charles F. Roth. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from Keeping a Nature Journal by Clare Walker Leslie and Charles E. Roth (Storey Books, 2000).

42 comments

Magdika Cecilia Perez
Magdika Perez3 years ago

thank you

Marcel Elschot
Marcel Elschot3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Tim C.
Tim C.3 years ago

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Edvanir L.
Edvanir L.3 years ago

As I was able to draw...

Val M.
Val M.3 years ago

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Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago

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Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

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Birgit W.
Birgit W.3 years ago

Noted

Fiona T.
Fi T.3 years ago

Only if we stop and treasure what we've given

Val M.
Val M.3 years ago

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