First Quarter Check In

Wow, hard to believe it is May already. It seems like I was just writing about my Nature Study goals for 2019. Well, I have completed a number of written entries in a number of locations (including my notebook on the kitchen counter, my actual nature journal, and even in my sketchbook), what looks like 17 or 18 sketches/drawings and taken a large number of photos, some with film and some with digital. (More images coming in a future post)… 

I have only finished the one book, see post Keeping a Nature Journal. However, I am reading 3 different books at once and I have changed 2 of my books for the year. I am removing Richard Louv — The Nature Principle and  Botany in a Day. Instead I am adding

A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold

(Thank you Steven Rinella from MeatEater)  &

John Muir : Nature Writings: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth; My First Summer in the Sierra; The Mountains of California; Stickeen; Essays

I have not had a chance to get out and go on any hikes yet. But alas, the weather has just now finally broke enough that we can go outside and not be cold. In fact it has been in the upper 60’s and 70’s around here the last few days. If only it would dry up enough to get into the garden.

Leave me a comment and let me know how you are coming along with your Nature Goals for the Year so far.

Here are some of my journal entries:

Coming soon….

Here is where we are with the coming soon….

In the next few months I will be posting a series of posts that have been rolling around my head for the last few months.

  1. 2017 in Review (this may take the form of Month to Month or event by event) — let us change this to 2018 with some takes on 2017.
  2. Lessons Learned from Gardening (2017 completed, 2018 coming soon….)
  3. Lessons Learned from Writing a Masters Thesis — with tips on how to get it done (This will be in the future)
  4. Analog vs Digital. The Pros. The Cons.
  5. Future Blog/Website Goals/Plans
  6. Dear Potential Employers…. and the pitfalls of searching for employment)

 

The Road to….

Here is a photo essay I completed in 2006. The images were all taken with film (a 35mm Canon Rebel 2000 camera) and scanned into whatever multi function printer I had at the time (the reason they are a little blurry).

The essay came to me as I was driving home from somewhere in NE Ohio and an Ozzy song was playing (yes I listen to Ozzy)… The Road to Nowhere….. But the song evoked such a response that the road led to somewhere that I was thoroughly inspired to begin a journey of photos that lasted almost a year. Once I felt I had enough, I printed them out, small size, and taped them onto my sketchbook and it all began to fall into place.

For the first time ever for the world to see…. The Road To…. A Photographic Essay by Jennifer A Adams.

The Road To Photographic Essay – Final