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Nature Notebooks

Martha Stewart Living, July 2012

It's the 21st-century equivalent of a pressed-flower book: Instead of picking and pressing wildflowers, which depletes the local flora and is illegal in some places, take a snapshot with your smartphone. The Poladroid software will give photos a vintage feel. Then print and glue them in a notebook alongside your children's sketches of nature.

Comments (4)

  • frimerlin 2 Jul, 2013

    How to save this page?

  • dianagail 20 Jul, 2012

    I love this idea! I have a really good camera on my android phone and I have sort of run amok taking pictures of gorgeous
    flowers this spring and summer, everywhere I see them. I intend to identify them and write down where they were growing
    when I place them in my 2012 Flower Scrapbook. A good reason to take a picture and NOT take the whole flower is that I
    didn't want to get caught stealing my neighbor's flowers!

  • pkildow 3 Jul, 2012

    SAD this is an unfortunate step back ! ! ! How cold and impersonal are photos of flowers, you could clip them out of a plant catalog. In comparison to Mom's or Grandmom's pressed flowers, that they cut and carefully positioned for pressing. Come on, we are all busy but do we really want to sanitize/modernize something like the lovely nostalgic creations of this old craft? With today's cameras, ANYONE can take a picture of a flower.

  • ladylocks 3 Jul, 2012

    Why not just scan them into your computer and make an online scrapbook.