How I Started Nature Journaling in Nepal


Brenda Claire Porter

I didn’t know that sitting on a hillside in Nepal would be the beginning for me. I was enjoying a quiet moment to myself sitting in the sunshine with my journal, pen, and a few colored pencils. Looking across tawny terraced hills over range upon range making up the foothills of the Himalayan range, I saw dots of people working the fields of millet and mustard. I wanted to soak up the view and the smells and sounds forever; my journal was my best medium, although I didn’t know its power then.

I was on a trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal, my firstgroup trip with porter and Sherpa support. As a long-time outdoor educator, it was strange to be sitting in the sun and relaxing, while our cooks worked to create a hot lunch for our group; I usually did those types of tasks for others.

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  1. mmerce60

    Fabulous drawings of an exceptional landscape. They are so alive that they encourage the traveler. Congratulations! 🎨🎒


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