I am using a Phenology Wheel in my nature journaling for the first time!
A phenology wheel is basically a visual, artistic summary of an entire year on a circular chart. I first saw a beautiful phenology wheel in progress by Lynn of Raising Little Shoots who creates the most wonderful phenology wheels and encourages her children to capture their nature ‘moment’ for each month on theirs . She sells a starting guide eBook.
Each month I will sketch and paint something significant that I experienced in nature on my wheel. You can see that my phenology wheel is part of my perpetual nature journal. open here at January Week 2. The center circle of the wheel is for a spiritual symbol or something personal.
Because I live in the Southern Hemisphere here in South Africa, I changed the corresponding months and seasons on the downloaded wheels. You can download the Phenology wheel for Southern Hemisphere here ~ with the moon cycle or without. Visit Partners in Place to download their wheels of Time and Place and view their gallery of phenology wheel examples.
Here is another beautiful example of a phenology wheel used as a perpetual day-month-season-calendar display ~
Some more inspiration ~
- Pinterest circular calendar examples
- http://kidspicturedictionary.com Stunning year-months-seasons-time calendar