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How to Find Bright Spots on Gloomy Days

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.

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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).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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5:18AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

thank you

1:02PM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

Thanks for sharing

10:13AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

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10:11AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

As I was able to draw...

4:05AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

Thanks

5:14AM PDT on Apr 9, 2013

ty

10:42AM PST on Feb 18, 2013

Thanks.

3:30PM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Noted

3:22AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Only if we stop and treasure what we've given

1:23AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

thanks

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