Ever have a tune in your head …. one you keep humming over and over again ….. you know, a persistent ”ear worm” that just won’t quit?
About 3 weeks ago that was me. I have been looking for ways to get “kids” of all ages as excited about nature journaling as I am, so with that insistent tune rattling about my brain, I picked up my ukulele and began to strum ….
…. just a few simple chords. Then ……….
I grabbed my pen and a ream of paper and wrote and rewrote. Inspired by John Muir Laws’ Nature Journaling mantra, “I Notice, I Wonder, It Reminds Me Of”, my lyrics began to fall into place. After switching from one key to another, numerous drafts and a lot of singing to Roy and Luna, my song was born! The link below will take you to my video recording, which I truly hope you enjoy as much as I did in its making. Be sure to listen for the cicada whinny buzz-saw background orchestra that tried to drown out my strumming and singing!
Here’s the lyrics, if you find yourself wanting to sing along.
And here’s what I did to embellish the lyrics …. somehow I squeezed in all of the critters!
And that’s it for my post today! Something totally different.
Other than sharing a few pages from my journal last year where satisfied my curiosity about a bunch of mammals, birds, reptiles and insects by completing 112 different continuous line and blind contour drawings. What a fun project and wow, did I learn a lot!
Are you a Nature Journaler? If not, are you inspired to try your hand at Nature Journaling? Let me know!