Posts Tagged ‘nature’



June 30, 2008

sunday went on a hike. here are pictures of my neighbourhood. [well, you know, near it.] it is nice to live where there is a fair amount of trees.

you can see my house

the amount of room there is for, and inevitability of, development kind of freaks me out.

these look like succulents. for some reason i didn’t really realize succulents grew in this climate.


dispel the clouds which hang over our brows and take up a little life into our pores.

June 12, 2008

I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately.
I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life…to put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
~Henry David Thoreau

dead poet’s society was one of those things that deeply affected me as a child and i always hoped i would live life following that code and no other. i am finally starting to live life like that, not nearly as much as i could but i am working on it. it frustrates me when those i love do not ‘seize the day’ but you can’t convey something like that to anyone. it must be an organic process.

in that vein i would really like to spend more time outside this summer. there is something amazing about nature that it is so easy to forget about in this life traveling from box to box on paved stretches… you forget there is this whole other side to life that is far more alive than any amusement park or mall you could go to. i can’t remember when the last time i was alone with my thoughts within nature. i really hope when i am older i have a cabin i can get away to when i get these desires… if not perhaps living in the country full time. a few years ago i don’t think i would have considered not living in the city… i guess i am slightly returning to my hippie leanings, if only with that deep-seated desire in all hippies to ‘move to the country.’

i have always been a bit scared to read walden for some reason.

The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad,
and if I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior.
What demon possessed me that I behaved so well?

an aside; i am getting kind of sick of the word ‘hope’…. ‘hope’ insinuates a living within one’s own mind that i have spent my life up until now doing.

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them.


making tree-hugging safer: one condom at a time

April 10, 2008

according to the brazilian government, they are the world’s largest consumer of condoms. in a bid to create local jobs, cut down on importation, and help protect the amazon, brazil has begun producing the world’s first condoms using rubber from trees in the tropical rainforest.  in case you just wanted to be that much closer to nature…

source: bbc news


your favourite trippy algae things may actually be useful.

January 24, 2008


that’s correct, your old friend the diatom isn’t just for staring at while you’re really stoned anymore.

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