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August 22, 2011
It’s time for my first giveaway on Frog Mom, the first of a new era! After the great feedback I got on my Conversations with Richard Louv on Children and Nature, I contacted the editor of the book and I was lucky to get 2 copies of The Nature Principle to give away to my readers. Yay for Algonquin Books!
To win this great book, simply leave a comment on this post on the following topic: what is your favorite nature memory as a child?
You can increase your chances by leaving a comment on my Frog Mom Facebook Page (don’t forget to like it too!) and encourage your friends to participate. If they say you sent them, you increase your chances again. That’s like, the over-the-top increase!
I will randomly pick a winner from the comments left by Sunday, August 28 at 10pm Pacific Standard Time. I’ll announce the winner in my post on Tuesday the 30th.
OK, no one likes to take the first dance so I’ll start. I was about 8. We lived in New Caledonia and my family flew for the weekend to a small island called Ouvéa. We stayed in beach bungalows with roofs of woven coconut leaves. Well, just before dinner one night I was swimming in the lagoon and found a purple seashell buried in the sand. I couldn’t believe how smooth it was, how shiny it looked in the setting sun. So withdrawn in my daydreaming I didn’t see a wave coming and … away floated the seashell. It quickly sank. I poked around in the sea until it was dark but never found it. It’s my favorite nature memory as a child because all my senses were wide awake on that evening. The warm temperature of the sea, the rainbow colors of sunset, the lulling sound of crashing waves, the salty taste of the lagoon and the smell of the dinner’s barbecue ashore. It was a full on sensory experience and I still remember it fondly. That purple seashell found a better home than my bookshelves.
Now, what’s your favorite nature memory as a child? It may seem obvious but don’t comment anonymously – I won’t be able to contact you and announce the winner. Good luck to you all!