If you are looking something a little different in choosing a greeting card, there are twelve desings in the Mindful Moments card range, depicting images from this country and around the world, each with a specially written reflection on nature. In our busy lives, even a few moments to pause and reflect with awareness can be beneficial. This image shows a tiny arctic willow tree less than six inches in height, growing in the polar desert of the High Arctic in North East Greenland National Park. In summer the snow melts on the coastal tundra and in the short growing season there is a wealth of flowering plants which provide food for musk oxen and other animals of the far north.
The Mindful Moments greeting card series now has twelve designs depicting nature subjects, with a mindfulness quote by Gwennie Fraser. As the subtitle of the card suggests, the theme is ‘reflections on mindfulness and nature’, and the quotes have been especially written to accompany each photograph. If the cards offer a little bit of helpful inspiration and contemplation, then they have achieved their aim. The images cover a wide range of subjects: an arctic tern in the Farne Islands; arctic willow in Greenland; raindrops on a beech leaf in spring; an ocean wave in Cornwall; crepuscular rays over the Hebrides; a detail of a tulip flower; a forget me not; gold and blue light on a waterfall in Northumberland National Park; a spectacular rainbow over Loch broom in the north west highlands of Scotland; a red squirrel; starry night over Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland International Dark Sky Park; and a detail of a stitchwort flower.