Wednesday, 28 July 2010

The Gallery - Nature

This weeks Gallery theme is Nature, and is sponsored by organic chocolate makers Green and Blacks.

(You can help them out by doing a very quick online survey here. I've done it, it only takes 3 mins - yes I timed it!)

A real indulgence for me is a bar of Green and Blacks Maya Gold. Yum!
(Did you know Maya Gold was the first product in the UK to be awarded a Fairtrade status?)

What has this got to do with my Nature post you may ask?
Green and Blacks are passionate about ethical, fair trade and organic products. And this is something that is close to my heart. 
Just as their products are 'created without compromise', I hope to raise Ffion without compromise, with a passion for the world she lives in - the nature that surrounds her, nurtures her, feeds her, clothes her. 

The nature that can give so plentifully but also take away. 

I hope she will embrace and enjoy all elements of nature - the mountains and rivers, trees and flowers, the animals and her fellow humans - but in the same breath, hold a deep respect for it.

Raised without Compromise


Just a photo I snapped on my phone (I've taken nearly 2000 images on my phone since having it in October!). 

She's just started walking - just a few months and she'll be able to help me collect the eggs from our free-range chickens and pick veg from the garden, we'll paddle in the river, climb the trees, we'll run in the rain, cuddle up by the log-burner on snowy nights, run our fingers through the meadow flowers in the summer, we'll learn bird calls and how to recognise trees and their leaves. I'm so excited just thinking about it.

Follow this link to check all the wonderful Gallery entries this week. 
Read and comment on as many as you can, enjoy the pictures and the beautiful stories behind them.

For more information on Buying Organic check out the Soil Associations website.

8 comments:

LinzW1976 said...

So lovely! What a great picture. I don't know how people lived without cameras on their phones :-) x

veryanniemary said...

That's beautiful - both the photo and the sentiment - I hope your dreams come true!

kateab said...

Aww, lovely lovely photo.

Emma (b4kersgirl) said...

I love this photo! She's gorgeous.
Lovely words too

Louise said...

Love your photo and also what you've said... it's all so true.

Mirka said...

She is so cute ;)

abigailemily said...

hello! found your blog through the welsh mums page on british mummy bloggers!

just had a quick look at your blog, and i'm excited to come back and read in detail when i have a little more time!

abigail

http://abigailandthefuture.blogspot.com/

Louise Sinnock said...

I'm so jealous just reading this. I'd love that lifestlye and think its fantastic that your daughter is being raised in such a natural way. Think its really important for little ones to learn about nature and the cycle of life as early as possible. My first blog talked roughly about the same topics, but im exactly the opposite when it comes to following these lovely things through as you'll see... http://mummemoirs.blogspot.com/2010/09/to-be-or-not-to-twee.html.

Loved your blog though, great read! and the pics to accompany are just brilliant!x