It is Winter!

The herb garden at The White Castle in Loon op Zand, that I designed, is now in winter rest, as is my own herb garden. I still harvest the comfrey here, to make an ointment for shapped winter hands. A walk in NP The Loonse and Drunense Dunes provides a beautiful picture: beautiful colorful mosses, trees without leaves but already with tree buds and spurs of badgers and roes in the damp sand. It is hard work for the animals to gather their daily food in this winter weather. Or to refind places under the snow, where they have hidden their reserve food. Also for us the winter is a good time to consider, what we have gathered in the past period. And how we can prepare ourselves herewith on our way to a happy and fulfilling life in yet another new year.

Gifts of Nature stands for natural living and enjoying yourself in a natural way and uses this mirror force and wisdom of nature to teach you how to live in this way. From my own experience I know how delightful it is to subside in nature, to feel who you are again, to feed yourself with all the beauty that nature brings forth and to live in a way that suits you best. I would like for you to enjoy a beautiful moment of nature right now in between all your busy persuits, by inviting you to look at my nature photos under Inspiration. Take your time and let nature touch your heart.

Has it been long ago that you have been in contact with nature and do you too long for a natural way of living and enjoying yourself? In that case as a nature coach and herbalist I would love to accompany you in doing so, by walking in National Park De Loonse en Drunense duinen, at The White Castle or in my own herb garden in Loon op Zand, through herbal advice or for instance during the workshops that I organize.

If you want to know more about the activities of Gifts of Nature, please look under Activities and Agenda or visit my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/giftsofnatureNL. I wish you a lot of Winter pleasure and look forward to meet you at one of my nature experience activities!

Best regards,

Marga Boutkan