To practise landscape observation is always inspiring for me, even in a cold and grey afternoon. Looking at buds,every little leaf, piece of bark and also under hedges and trees in search of fresh nettles: how interesting is it to see what is going on right now, outside. Specially if we practise with a group as we did yesterday in the botanical garden “Orto Botanico Selva di Gallignano” near Ancona (University of Ancona UNIPVM). Nature still seems sleepy, but the green grain on the fields and all those tiny buds suggest that spring is not so far. So don’t give up!