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Mar 26, 2019

Sundial and Winslow

I haven't finished (or started) my project for Craft Book Club. Our March book was How to Read Nature: Awaken Your Senses to the Outdoors You've Never Noticed by Tristan Gooley. I think it's one of those that I'll need to read again so can remember more things! Anyway, the main takeaway that the author mentioned was that he wanted everyone to be able to tell the direction and time of day just by paying attention to the sun/shadows. I've been practicing and am pretty okay (I even corrected my phones compass once when it told me the totally wrong direction).


The project I had in mind was a sundial. I haven't had a chance to make a more permanent piece (and I haven't decided on the style), so I found a little paper sundial that you can put in your window. I've got one in a east window for the morning and another in a west window for the evening. Unfortunately I picked a cloudy day to take this photo, but they are kind of fun. If you have any suggestions on the type of sundial I should make (and what materials I should make it from) let me know in the comments! I'll share my sundial this summer probably.

Our next book is Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech. I saw this book while walking through an airport and decided I must read it because my kitty is named Winslow. It's a children's book about a kid with a bad track record with animals who starts caring for a little donkey; I imagine I'll cry a lot.

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