Folklore Thursday: Forget-me-not Folklore
nature / Storytelling

Folklore Thursday: Forget-me-not Folklore

I’ve always loved forget-me-nots. I can’t remember when I first heard their bittersweet name but their tiny blue flowers – and occasional pink or purple variation – always stand out in a cluster of ‘weeds’. The folklore behind forget-me-nots is unsurprisingly poignant. Once worn to represent fidelity when separated from a partner,  one myth says … Continue reading

Natural Talent
Art / nature / Storytelling

Natural Talent

I’ve been a fan of Maxine Greer since I first saw her peg doll animations and tiny birds. Her ongoing escapades are documented at Kombisketchtour: “A mobile art studio promoting observational drawing through practise. Working out in the countryside, making regular pitstops, drawing and recording the changes in nature, following its ebb and flow.” I … Continue reading

Tree Stories
nature / Storytelling

Tree Stories

The naked trees dominate the landscape at the moment. While blossoming trees bring joy to spring, bare branches show the complexity of trees, creating striking silhouettes against the sky. The Woodland Trust is currently asking people to share their tree stories, in support of creating a tree charter. They explain on their site: “The charter will be … Continue reading