18.11.2020 Today’s finds

Hello Everyone,

Well I have to admit that my walk this afternoon got scuppered by the rain! For those of you that know me well this wouldn’t usually put me off….but today just seemed more of a batton the hatches and get the fire lit day!

Reflecting on Melissa Harrison’s writing and today’s creative writing tasks (see previous blog post) I have been thinking about our connection to nature at home and the way in which we adapt to introduce different species into our home environments – both in house plants (check out my orchid that should be in a jungle), my cats (that originated from desert animals) and even the plants and flowers still in bloom in my yard that we have cultivated to grow in pots.

I think one mistake we often make as humans is to consider ourselves separate from the natural world, when we are in fact just another part of it. I’m sure many animals in the wild were hunkering down in nests and burrows today, my animal instincts definitely told me to stay indoors and stay cosy, even the dog agreed!

I’ll be off out later for an evening walk r to record the night time colours and reflections that I see (I’ve included a few pics from previous days evening walks where I have enjoyed the interaction of nature with man made structures).

Hope you stayed cosy too and enjoyed the creative writing tasks!
See you next week!

Published by Emma

Hi my name is Emma! I am a writer and artist. I work for the NHS at Converge (www.yorksj.ac.uk/converge) and I am also an MA graduate in Creative writing and am currently studying for a PhD in Humanities. I have been leading a creative writing class at the beautiful St Nicks in York (www.stnicks.org.uk) for the last five years. When I am not at work I'm on my allotment or at Base Camp (my home) planning new adventures.

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