Observer's Notebooks

$ 18.95

A favorite companion for journeys far and near, and all your everyday observations.

I first bought an Observer’s Notebook to take on a nearby waterfall trail I hike regularly. The pages are peppered with diagrams and charts of the natural world, and I thought this would be a way to inspire me to write while on the trail. Soon I found a reason to buy all five versions: the tree notebook to use for notes about my family tree, the home notebook to sketch plans and dreams for my future house, the butterfly notebook to record personal transformations as I chase goals.

Accented with charts of cloud formations, cross-sections of tree trunks, and diagrams of the night sky, the blank pages of these journals stand ready for sketchings, musings, and observations. The clothbound hard covers keep the pages safe and wear well with exposure, taking on the rain, dust, and marks of your excursions.

Each journal contains 160 lined pages (in 8 different line patterns), 8 inspiring graphics interspersed throughout, and an observation log at the back.

GIVE TO: those with a wide-eyed curiosity for the world

Home, with recipe forms, jar labels, and equivalency charts, as well as guides for chopping and stacking firewood, canning fruits, and caring for houseplants.

Give to: a soon-to-be bride, a couple about to purchase their first home, or a homebody who loves cozy evenings in the great indoors

Give as: a simple housewarming gift

Give with: Our Daily Bread platter, measuring cup set, French glass, Mason Cash roll pan

Trees, with charts of common forest trees, a cross-section for reading the rings of a tree, and guides for leaf shape and vein pattern.

Give as: a notebook for family history research (your family tree)

Give with: dala horse woodcarving kit, flower press, bird carving kit

Astronomy, with star charts for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, diagrams of the solar system, and a lunar cycle tracker in the back.

Give to: a friend setting out a long journey

Give with: Planisphere, Pendleton blanket

Butterflies, with guides to identifying butterfly types, maps of native lands, and diagrams of the butterfly life cycle.

Give to: a friend going through a transformational period

Give with: binoculars, fresh flowers

Weather, with a cloud atlas, anatomies of rainbows and tornadoes, and a snowflake typology.

Give as: a trail companion for the deep-thinking hiker in your life

Give with: a kite, a nice umbrella, a birdcall