Calendars & Planners
As usual I’m behind on creating my 2015 calendar but it is finally done and it gorgeous.
In 1793, the French replaced the old calendar, tainted with irrational religious holidays, with a new rational calendar. The months were named after natural phenomena (Winter consists of Foggy, Frosty and Snowy), and each day was dedicated to a plant, animal or tool. I’ve been using this calendar for two years, and I’m delighted by the way the plants in the calendar show up in my life. I’m pleased that a calendar created two centuries ago in France matches so well with the seasonal changes I experience in Seattle in the 21st century.
The wall calendar I’ve created for 2015 is divided into the Gregorian calendar months (of January, etc.) and mentions the plant, tool or animal of the day. In the past I’ve featured photographs illustrating the new names the French gave to the months: Snowy, Rainy and Windy, for instance, for January, February and March. This year, because my daughter had been taking lovely flower photographs, I chose to feature her photos which illustrate one of the flowers mentioned in that month’s calendar and also were taken during the featured month. The snowdrops above illustrate both January and the month of Rainy (Pluviose).
The print-version of the calendar costs $20 which includes shipping. This would make a great present for friends who love the seasons and the natural world.
Print Version (it’s still at the printer but will be mailed in mid-January): $20.00
Or immediately download the PDF file for $10:
New Year Dreams E-Book
This introductory workbook helps you discern your goals, themes and dreams for the year ahead, and can be used as way to plan your course through the year at whatever time of the year you want to set course. Most of my readers use this at the start of the calendar year but you might prefer to use it at the start of spring or on your birthday.
E-book (available for download now): $15.00
A Year of the Natural Planner (5 e-books)
You will receive the New Year Wishes E-Book first, and then the appropriate seasonal planner, until a year has been completed.
E-book (available for immediate download): $60.00
Every week for 52 weeks you will receive a brief illustrated email with a reflection on the qualities of the present time period and one suggestion, task or question that you can savor throughout the week.
Start whenever you like. When you order the Calendar Companion, you will receive the next week’s calendar companion, along with an introductory email.
$36 for a year’s worth of gentle reminders to help you stay aligned with natural rhythms!
52 weekly emails: $36.00