|My son's drawing of our hermit crab molting from '09.|
And now, even though they are in their teens, they are still noticing things. My 15 year old likes to call that being a detailist. :)
As writers, isn't that our job too? In my first writing class, we had to keep a journal of details from daily life--interactions with people, descriptions of nature. Doing so teaches you to pay attention.
Here is my online nature journal of our recent trip to the Oregon Coast. The coast itself wasn't very hospitable, so we had to settle for enjoying God's creation at the aquarium. They were having a sea punk exhibit. Combining sea creatures with steam punk. I call that brilliant.
|Barnacled log from the one moment we made it onto the beach before the waves attacked.|
|The Oregon Coast in winter|
|A porthole of clownfish|
|A puffin in winter. Fun fact: They don't get their famous plumage till mating season.|