Author(s): Sue Belfrage
In a stressful, chaotic world, many of us are turning to nature for a sense of serenity and happiness.While the idea of the wild outdoors is enticing, though, our busy lives and our location can cause us to become detached from nature. Down to the River and Up to the Trees will show you how to connect with the natural world around you, whether you live in the city or the countryside.From getting to know the local wildlife, to foraging and creating naturally-sourced masterpieces, Down to the River is brimming with practical information, intriguing quotes and inspirational ideas. Discover how to carve your own spoon; to be able to tell if the moon is waxing or waning; or try forest bathing (surrounding yourself with trees). Learn how to make yourself at home amongst the animals and plants on your doorstep, in harmony with your surroundings. There is space too for you to record your thoughts and findings, whatever shape they take.
`A generous, open-hearted book for our times, full of the sheer joy of discovery' Paul Evans, Guardian Country Diarist`A lovely book, engaging all of your senses like a walk through the woods. There is so much here to enjoy, whether you live in a town house or country cottage.' Kevin Parr, author of Rivers Run
Sue Belfrage lives in a cottage in rural Somerset with her husband and pet animals. A writer and artist, she draws inspiration from the land around her.