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How to Be a Moonflower
How to Be a Moonflower | Katie Daisy
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How to Be a Moonflower, the new book from bestselling author Katie Daisy, celebrates the magic and mystery of the world at night. Discover the world that awakens after everyone else has gone to sleep. In this lavishly illustrated book, New York Timesbestselling artist Katie Daisy explores the mystery and magic of the nighttime. Join her on a journey from dawn to dusk, complete with quotes, poems, meditations, field guides to different nocturnal flora and fauna, and charts that map out the cosmos. From night-blooming flowers to cozy campfires, from moon baths to meteor showers, Katie Daisy's lush illustrations capture the beauty that comes to life in the darkness. BELOVED AUTHOR: Known for her lush, painterly artwork and love of the natural world, NEW YORK TIMESbestselling author Katie Daisy has 112K followers on Instagram, where you will find frequent posts featuring her vibrant illustrations. A CELEBRATION OF NATURE: Nature-lovers and plant-appreciators will find much to admire in this book. Illustrating everything from the phases of the moon to fluttering moths, Katie Daisy has a knack for capturing the very best this magical world has to offer. EXPLORE THE WONDERS OF NIGHT TIME: The nighttime offers time for reflection, exploration, and adventure. This book will help you make the most of those mystical, after-dark hours and observe the hidden wonders that come to life at night DELUXE PACKAGE: Featuring a tactile two-piece case with silver metallic ink on the spine and back cover, How to Be a Moonflower makes a beautiful gift for the people in your life who look to art and illustration for creative encouragement, self-exploration, and mindfulness. Perfect for: Fans of Katie Daisy's artwork and previous book HOW TO BE A WILDFLOWER free spirits art and nature lovers tarot readers and moon worshippers
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TheBookHippie
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#litsolace

𝒩𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉 𝑜𝓅𝑒𝓃𝓈;
𝓃𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉 𝓉𝓇𝒶𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓈𝑒𝒹 𝒷𝓎
𝓌𝒶𝓃𝒹𝑒𝓇𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓂𝑜𝓉𝒽𝓈;
𝓃𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉 𝒽𝒾𝒹𝒾𝓃𝑔
𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓈 𝓇𝑜𝒶𝓂𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉ơ
𝒶𝒹𝓋𝑒𝓃𝓉𝓊𝓇𝑒.
𝐼 𝓈𝓂𝑒𝓁𝓁 𝓇𝑜𝓈𝑒𝓈:
𝐼 𝓈𝓂𝑒𝓁𝓁 𝓋𝒾𝑜𝓁𝑒𝓉𝓈.
-𝒱𝒾𝓇𝑔𝒾𝓃𝒾𝒶 𝒲𝑜𝑜𝓁𝒻

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TheBookHippie STARGAZING
Take a night to marvel at the cosmos and contemplate the unknown. Here are some tips to make the most of your stargazing experience.
* Choose an open area with a low horizon and away from city lights.
* A higher elevation is best.
Go out when the weather is clear.⬇️
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TheBookHippie ⬆️ Take note of the lunar phase. You can see more stars when it's a new or crescent moon.
Bundle up! Campfires are great but will add light pollution when you are trying to view the night sky.⬇️
4w
TheBookHippie ⬆️ Let your eyes adjust to the darkness.
Use binoculars to bring the stars a bit closer.
Don't let your smartphone do all the thinking:
Bring a compass and a planisphere to connect with nature in a hands- on way.⬇️
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TheBookHippie ⬆️ Obviously adapt what you can to look at the night 🌌🌃🌠 4w
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Catsandbooks I like moths. They're just nighttime butterflies lol 4w
TheBookHippie @Catsandbooks I love them too! 4w
dabbe If all her books were written like that, I wouldn't be afraid of Virginia Woolf. 🤩 4w
TheBookHippie @dabbe 😅😂 4w
KadaGul I don't think 🤔 we appreciate the sky 🌌 enough. For Chicagoans, we only get to appreciate them from May to October. So, I try not to miss any chance I get. Star 💫 Gazing is a therapy in itself. Just looking 👀 up in the 🌌 is so therapeutically. (edited) 3w
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#LITSOLACE

Times of Night🌌🌠
TWILIGHT
When the sun has gone just below the horizon, yet stll illuminates the sky, often with a wash of strange and beautiful colors.
DUSK
The darkest phase of the evening twilight just before full night sets in.
MIDNIGHT
Halfway between sunset and sunrise, the transition point when today becomes tomorrow
DAWN
Beginning at the first light of morning and ending when the sun breaks the horizon.

TheBookHippie When twilight drops her curtain down And pins it with a star Remember that you have a friend Though she may wander far.
L.M. Montgomery
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dabbe 💙💚💙 1mo
Catsandbooks ⭐️💙🌄 1mo
julieclair At twilight last night, the moon here was the color of orange sherbet. So lovely! 1mo
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#litsolace Nighttime

The night is a muse. ..with one slow and quiet movement, night drapes her shadowy cape over the land. Everything seems to stand still, and what remains is vastly different than what the sun had once exposed. The obligations of the day are put to rest, and feelings of possibility emerge for those who choose to venture into darkness.
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TheBookHippie ⬆️ With a perfume of dewy grass and brisk air, night draws us out into her fleeting, secret world. She offers us her hiding place, and here we are safe to share our secrets, fears, and stories. Time seems to linger as lines between worlds begin to blur. What is real?
What is a dream?⬇️
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TheBookHippie ⬆️ It becomes easy, by night, to fall into this altered state, letting our imaginations run wild.
Night becomes a muse, weaving constellations through her coal black hair. You stand in awe, captivated by her spell.💜💙🖤
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julieclair Okay, now I have to order this one, too. I suppose I may as well order the workbook while I‘m at it, to complete the set. Obviously, I am drawn to Katie Daisy like a magnet. 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
TheBookHippie @julieclair Honestly I love them so much I can‘t fault you. 🤣😍🤷🏻‍♀️ I use them every summer and enjoy it so much. Not that you can‘t use it all year long. 🙃 1mo
KadaGul This sums up what it's like to have a relaxing 😌evening on a hot 🥵 summer ⛱️🍉🌻🌞day.#SummerDays 1mo
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While my spouse is off seeing some great shows in Stratford, Ontario with his best friend, I‘m taking the opportunity to hygge as much as possible and treated myself to these. Thanks for always putting things on my radar to keep me calm, reflective, and peaceful, Christine.

TheKidUpstairs I'm jealous of your spouse, Stratford's got a great season this year! 1mo
TheBookHippie 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 OH! Enjoy! I love them so much!!! ZEN. 1mo
JamieArc @TheKidUpstairs I‘m a bit jealous of him too, but he promised we would go together soon! And because he‘s doing something so fun, I‘m treating myself to all the things while he‘s gone 😂 1mo
JamieArc @TheBookHippie I certainly am enjoying them! 💚💚 1mo
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#fridaynightshare
#litsolace
#midsummersolace

These books I‘ve been sharing with you are my favorite for summer reading. I use them over and over, different pages etc. It has been so fun sharing some of it with you for the month of June. I‘m in year 5 with How to be a Wildflower and I highly recommend using them as guides or to do or to ponder reads.

Amor4Libros I love her art! ❤️ 1mo
IndoorDame Thank you for sharing! They‘ve been really inspiring 💜 1mo
Cupcake12 Such pretty covers 🪴 1mo
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Read4life I‘ve loved what you‘ve shared. Thank you. 1mo
JamieArc I will be searching for these! 1mo
TheBookHippie @JamieArc I love them so much. 1mo
dabbe 💚💙💚 1mo
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#litsolace Earth friendly tip 🌏🌍🌎

Not only can light pollution hinder your ability to see the Milky Way, but it can also impact wildlife migration, nocturnal pollinators, and hunan health. Use the tips below to preserve darkness for the benefit of every creature on the planet.

Use light only when necessary.

Try to keep your inside lights dim and draw the curtains.

Use motion-sensor lighting outdoors.

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TheBookHippie ⬆️ Shield all outdoor lighting structures, making sure they point downward.
Use dimmable "warm white" LEDS energy and light pollution. ?
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AnnCrystal 😥🥲💝💝💝💝. 1mo
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KadaGul @TheBookHippie, if you planned to use this book 📚 for Summer 🌻🌞🍉Solstice or if it happened accidentally, I am glad 😊you are using it. The post 📋you create the book 📚 daily brightens 🥰🤩🙂‍↔️🙂‍↕️my day. #SummerSolstice (edited) 1mo
KadaGul With Inflation going on, we are all conserving everything and anything. I'm so close of thinking 🧐 to growing every veggie 🍅🧅🫚🧄🫑🌶️🥔🍠🍆🫛🥬🥕🍓🍋🥒and raising some livestock 🐄🐐🐓🐏🐑. (edited) 1mo
TheBookHippie @KadaGul I planned it 💚✌🏼 1mo
TheBookHippie @KadaGul We are always looking for ways to conserve and save 🙃 I want a commune 🙃💚✌🏼 1mo
KadaGul @TheBookHippie LOVE ❤️😍 IT. 🥰😍☺️😊🤩😌🤗🫶🫰✌️💪 1mo
Catsandbooks About a month or so ago our street lights got changed from the warm yellow light to the bright white light and I hate it. They are so obnoxiously bright it seems like there's stadium lights outside. 😩 1mo
AllDebooks 💚 1mo
AllDebooks @KadaGul I agree, they are an absolute joy 😊 1mo
TheBookHippie @Catsandbooks 🫣😵‍💫 ughhh 1mo
julieclair Your comment about migrating animals is so true. It is sea turtle nesting season here, and there are VERY strictly enforced laws that no beachfront homes can have outside lights on at night. When the baby turtles hatch, they use the moon‘s light shimmering on the ocean to guide them to the water. If they see a beach house light on, they will often head that way instead, and never make it to the water. It‘s really sad. 1mo
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TheBookHippie
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#litsolace #midsummersolace

🌙Night had come - night that she loved of all times:
Night in which the relections in the dark pool of the mind shine more clearly than by day.
-Virginia Wolf🌌🖤

AllDebooks I adore these posts. This book is lovely x 1mo
Catsandbooks Lovely! 💙 1mo
dabbe 🖤🖤🖤 1mo
KadaGul Love ❤️ your presentation of Summer 🍉🌻🌞😎🕶️⛱️ Night 🌚😴 1mo
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TheBookHippie
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Hoping to get outside to my “chair” for #HYGGEHOURREADATHON tonight
Sunny and a high of 65 today ☀️

AllDebooks What a beautiful spot x 1mo
kspenmoll Great chair; beautiful spot! I will be reading with you. 1mo
Chrissyreadit love it!!! 1mo
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Delights of Night:

A deep velvet sky
A whip-poor-wills song
Bare feet and dew-kissed grass
The faint whistle of a train in the distance
The hush of a quiet town
Sturdy cattails by the creek
The golden harvest moon
Honeysuckle outside your open window
Stillness
A garden toad
Tall grass in the breeze
The moon's reflection on a summer lake
2am. conversations on the porch
Reading by candlelight
The sweet smell of June
A succulent plum
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TheBookHippie ⬆️ White flowers against a darkened sky
Nightingale on the fence post
Tiny white moths dancing
A black cloud of starlings.
Knowing that most people are asleep
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KadaGul Work has been draining 😵😵‍💫🫥😫, but this #MIDSUMMERSOLACE is like a breath of fresh air 💨 for my soul. Thank you 🙏 @TheBookHippie 1mo
Texreader This is gorgeous 1mo
Catsandbooks Love this! 💙🌙 1mo
TheBookHippie @KadaGul 💙💙💙💙💙💙 1mo
dabbe 💙💚💙 1mo
kspenmoll Thank you for these posts. I love them. They make me feel so peaceful and content and connected. 1mo
TheBookHippie @kspenmoll 💙💙💙 1mo
TheBookHippie @Texreader 💚💚💚💚 1mo
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#LITSOLACE ? #MidsummerSolace June 5

NOCTURNE
noun
/ näktern/
A musical composition or piece of art inspired by or reflecting the feeling of night.

I‘m a night owl ?

Links to nocturne music and art (even poems)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu48Z45ibxQ

https://www.britannica.com/art/nocturne

https://poets.org/glossary/nocturne

https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/ten-beautiful-nocturne-paintings/
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dabbe How cool is this? I've been listening to Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik all evening! 💜🤩💜 2mo
Catsandbooks I'm definitely a night owl! Evening and night time is when I feel the most inspired and productive. ✨ 2mo
TheBookHippie @dabbe 🤍🌑🎶🎵🎶🌑🤍 2mo
TheBookHippie @Catsandbooks I feel exactly the same way!! 2mo
IndoorDame I need more Chopin in my life 🖤🎶 2mo
CBee @IndoorDame Chopin is a favorite of mine ♥️ 2mo
CBee @TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
TheBookHippie @IndoorDame @CBee I love Chopin so much. 2mo
kspenmoll Thank you!🩵 1mo
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This book is a pure delight. The drawings are beautiful, the information is wonderful and makes me want to go out on nighttime adventures and explore.

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