We have been enjoying a relatively quiet week here, pottering at home and playing in the garden along with a few trips to the park and long nap-time walks, its been lovely and slow and a chance to take notice of spring unfolding on our doorstep. It has been much needed break from the busy few weeks we have been having lately and the sun has been shining here pretty much all week too which has been just perfect.
I happened to stumble upon a few really lovely books recently that captures the essence of the season so perfectly in both words and illustration and so I thought I would share them with you here.
Spring: an anthology of the changing season
This is a collection of short stories curated by Melissa Harrison. I have been dipping in and out of the book every now and again reading a story or poem when I get the chance. I love the vivid descriptions of the season written by many different authors from different generations and backgrounds and yet with each there seems to be a common theme of optimism within each.
How to be a wildflower: a field guide by Katie Daisy
This book is simply beautiful. It is a sketchbook celebrating the spirit of adventure containing hand illustrated quotes and meditations to guide and inspire. You will find recipes and creative prompts such as how to make a lavender syrup or how to make a flower crown. One of my favourite pages is how to evoke a daydream!
A book to enjoy for both adults and children alike, Im really enjoying reading this book with Arthur at the moment, asking him to point to the animals and insects and make their sounds, He loves the bumble bees at the moment pointing and buzzing as we turn the page. It is a beautifully illustrated book which I am so very sure we will enjoy for years to come.
What are you reading at the moment?