Topic | My last Nature Journal entry

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    It’s been awhile since I’ve made an entry in my nature journal. As it was, I wasn’t doing it often, just maybe once a month or so.  Yesterday, I pulled it off the shelf.  I flipped back through it and then forward to find my last entry.

    The date was March 1, 2019    I had written the word  “March”   then a simple drawing of a snowbank with a shovel stuck in it & blue specks to show snow falling. In the middle of that I’d copied this poem: “Whether the weather be cold, or whether the weather be hot. We’ll weather the weather, Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not!”

    My mother had quoted that to me one day while we were talking by phone.  She rattled it off like nothing.  My mother, who was starting to forget.  Where did I put Dad’s gift?  So what is your temperature today? ( when I had just told her just seconds ago) Then at other times her memory would be perfectly fine.

    I studied that page, my last entry.  We’ve weathered a lot of weather (life) between then and now.  It somehow gives me courage, hope, to keep on ‘weathering’ the weather.

    Today, I made one more entry in my Nature Journal.

    January 14, 2020    James 4:14 “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For WHAT IS your LIFE? IT IS even A VAPOR, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”

    The diseases of Sjogrens, Lupus, & Rheumatoid arthritis had their toll.  Jesus called her Home.  No more suffering, forever at rest.

    In Loving Memory of my Mother and Friend,  March 15, 1942-March 22,2019

    I miss you Mommy




    That’s lovely and so true. So sorry for your loss. My mother-in-law passed away about 6 weeks ago, so I’ve had similar thoughts lately.


    That was beautiful!  Thank you for sharing.  That is the deepest nature journal entry I’ve ever had the privilege of reading.  It helps me think differently about the purpose of doing a nature journal, something more I had been missing there.  I can tell you hold many fond memories of your mother.  May you find comfort.

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