Michelle at The Sage Butterfly is hosting the Earth Day Reading Project, a meme where bloggers share which books inspire them to live or garden more sustainably. If you want to participate then all you need to do is write a blog post about a book that has inspired you to live/garden more sustainably or inspires your love of nature. The Earth Day Reading Project runs to April 30, so you can include your post at any time by linking into The Sage Butterfly
There are so many books that have inspired or informed my gardening and lifestyle that I thought that it would be difficult choose just one… my book shelves groan from the weight of books and I love each and everyone of them! Surprisingly, a task that should have taken much consideration actually took no time at all… the book is neither academic, innovative or even factual I’m afraid. It’s Brambly Hedge by Jill Barklem
These books are so charming that they make me want to grow whiskers and become a mouse! The illustrations are really beautiful and it seems that every time I pick up one of these books I see something new! They reflect the English Seasons perfectly and, although I first read these stories as a little girl, I love them even more now.
“Brambly Hedge is on the other side of the stream, across the field. If you can find it, and if you look very hard amongst the tangled roots and stems, you may even see a wisp of smoke from a small chimney, or through an open door, a steep flight of stairs deep within the trunk of a tree. For this is the home of the mice of Brambly Hedge.”
Simple creatures leading happy lives…. this is why Brambly Hedge is so inspiring!