I love the idea of keeping a nature journal and I'm very inspired to get outside and start collecting different things. Right now I live in eastern Turkey and there is only snow; so much in fact, that to even find these things was a big challenge! (The rose plant and the pomegranate plant were unfortunately left outside, so I decided to use them as subjects too.) I love the colors of winter and have painted them recently as well, mainly of the sky and landscapes, so it was interesting to look for plants and things that are on the ground. Painting has been a wonderful inspirational and creative source for me while living here. Looking forward to adding to my journal and painting and drawing every day. Thank you for your inspiration Julia!