17 March 2006


As a person who writes about nature, I am always noting interesting
things as I walk about the landscape. I've learned to take notes, mentally,
and to record them when I arrive back home, or even days afterwards.
But, I wouldn't recommend this approach for most people, especially
if you are into recording observations in detail.

I would recommend taking a small note book with you, and a pencil or
pen, or both. In this way, you can record impressions and observations
as they happen. You might even want to make sketches of animals,
birds, or whatever you observe. And, never mind if your sketching
ability isn't what you think it should be -- do it anyhow. It's a good,
healthy practice, both mentally and physically.

Bye for this time,