Haven't posted in a while, sorry about that. But then again I don't have a fixed posting schedule. I actually really like this picture, the quality is probably kinda bad because I took this in my phone and not my camera but it's okay 😌. Since summer is almost over I might go back to my neutral-ish theme when autumn comes. Which was actually the first theme is did and still my favourite, I just really liked the soft tones and colours (really nice and satisfying to look at lol)..... Anyway, happy Monday! ☀️
Was just reminded it's 2 years ago I revealed my book cover to the world. Now the last batch of my 1st run is en route to a major North American home decor retailer (stay tuned!) and a 2nd print run is on the presses! I'm so excited The Natural Eclectic keeps gaining momentum and my message about the enduring beauty of nature continues to reach homes beyond our local shores. I'll never forget standing on my tippy toes in a cottage on Roberts Creek, moving fragile bits of moss and succulents, birds eggs and urchins, thinking 'you know, this might end up being the cover'.
I'm so grateful to @figure1publishing for their amazing team that helped bring my book to light and to @jess_sullivan_design for her incredible (and patient) way with font, layouts and me! A thanks to @suzannedimma for her generous forward that warmed my heart, and to @raincoastbooks for getting it onto so many bookshelves. I had no idea what a huge undertaking it was to create a book such as this. I learned so much about myself and the process, and I hope to apply all those lessons to a second book someday soon! So very, very grateful.
Бронь Usborne complete first book of nature (hardback)
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The Flower Hunter by Deborah Kogan Ray.
This is such a gentle, inspiring read. Gorgeous illustrations, a little science, a little geography, a whole lot of heart.
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"Time unused and only endured still vanishes, as if time itself is starving, and each day is swallowed whole, leaving no crumbs, no memory, no trace at all." This little book was captivating! One reviewer perfectly described it as "the marriage of science and poetic mysticism." Never thought I'd be so fascinated by a snail but now I'll never look at them the same again. 💚🐌 #thesoundofawildsnaileating#elisabethtovabailey#snails#reading#naturebooks
sooooooooo it's been one year since I've had this account, and one year since I've started taking photos for bookstagram! It's kinda weird when I think about it and also surprising? Since I've never kept an 'aesthetic' theme so I guess I'm kinda proud that I've managed to get this far into it. I've met a lot of cool people through Instagram and book photography so that's pretty cool :)) Happy one year bookstagram anniversary to me I guess 😅 I've tagged some accounts that I've been following since I've started or have met throughout the time, that have really inspired me and motivate me :))))))))
"Welcome, welcome to Caraval! The greatest show on land or by sea. Inside you'll experience more wonders than most people see in a lifetime. You can sip magic from a cup and buy dreams in a bottle." ✨
Hey everyone! I can feel the weather getting colder here in Wisconsin and I'm so exited for fall. I'm thinking of changing my theme once fall comes around to a more rustic autumn-colored theme. •••
What's your favorite thing about fall? I love the colors of the trees and sweater weather the most ☺️🍁
"The tissue of the fall is delicately filmed on the outside like the substance of spent clouds, and the stars shine dimly through it... And every atom of the magnificent being, from the thin, silvery crest that does not dim the stars to the inner arrowy hardened shafts that strike onward like thunderbolts in sound and energy, all is life and spirit: every bolt and spray feels the hand of God. Oh, the music that is blessing me now! The sun of last week has given the grandest notes of all the yearly anthem." - Yosemite Falls at Midnight
Currently sitting in view of Yosemite Falls, enjoying the sun after a dip in the glacially cold Merced River. Having seen Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls today, it seemed perfect to remember those thundering cascades and mists with this quote.
I spend more time picking what books to read next than actually ending up reading one 😅 I constantly change my mind, like if I'm 100 pages into a book I sometimes just stop reading it and start another one (it's a really bad habit lol). I think I just get too excited about other books and can't wait to start reading them 😂👍.
Rosamund: "what do you think makes the English the way we are?"
Dowager Countess (aka badass Maggie Smith): "some say our history - but I blame the weather."
- Downton Abbey
It felt very apropos to include this quote, since I watched that episode shortly after having started reading Rain by Melissa Harrison; a book that focuses on English weather - more particularly, the wet part of it (which is quite a large part 🙈). It's a short book and I have only ten or so pages left, but it's an enjoyable read if you're as fascinated by rain as I am. I don't live in England (I wish I did!), but I live in Denmark which is also quite a rainy country, if not as rich in diverse nature as Britain. I am particularly fond of evening showers, where I will prop open my window and sit down to read next to it, listening to the sound of the rain 😌
Nature writing has become rather a small obsession for me the last year or so. Earlier this year I read Mary Oliver's Upstream and enjoyed it so much I almost got butterflies in my stomach while reading it! I have already bought several nature books that are waiting to be read, but if you have any suggestions they are more than welcome. I don't think it's an obsession that will fade anytime soon 🍁
I think I completely failed at this type of photo lmao. Anyways I really want to read "it" by Stephen King because who doesn't like a horror book about creepy clowns? And I've been seeing a lot of reviews about it and not a lot of negative things have been said about it (except the fact that it over 1,000 pages and I don't know if I have that type of commitment lol)
Loving this book!! She is who I would have been had I went with my first love and studied botany instead of philosophy and religion...and if I was as hard working as Sarah. This book has helped me appreciate even more (if it is possible) how difficult it is to get started in science, especially for women, how many hours in the lab it takes, and how unplanned and life interrupting a lab/research based career is. I understand Sarah's silences, her worries, and stress so much more now...and I have learned some cool facts about plants and trees too. Go thank a plant as every part of your body was ultimately formed by nutrition in leaves. #botany#plantlover#naturebooks#naturelover