Monday, May 26, 2014
“I have found that some of the simplest things have given me the most pleasure. They didn’t cost me a lot of money either. They just worked on my senses. Did you ever pick very large blueberries after a summer rain? Walk through a grove of cottonwoods, open like a park, and see the blue sky beyond the shimmering gold of the leaves? Pull on dry woolen socks after you’ve peeled off the wet ones? Come in out of the subzero and shiver yourself warm in front of a wood fire? The world is full of such things."
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
Ida In Norway Lives In A Cave For A Year
19 -year-old is in her third year in agriculture and horticulture school in Aurland, and lives in a cave located in the middle of a cloak in the mountainside above the school. Ida sleeps on straw, a few mats and a military blanket. Here she can sleep comfortable when outside it may be minus 20 out.
Inspired by a friend. She has lived in the mountain cave since last May and it was the love of the cave that brought her here.
It was actually really wonderful and exciting to wake up out here with birds singing, fresh air and a little breeze, means something quite different than to wake up in a house and and never bother to go out of bed.
To get up to the cave one must climb down an escapement of around 100 meters filled with canyons and large rocks in various positions. At first it was hard having to to this late at night. Now it is not so bad unless there is bad weather .
"It’s best to live out here in the peace and quiet. The most important thing I have learned is that Norwegians live in a completely unnecessary materialism. I think we have forgotten where we come from," she says.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Photographer Lassi Rautiainen recently captured the profound partnership between a she-wolf and a brown bear in the wilds of northern Finland. For days, he witnessed the strange pair meet every evening to share food after a hard day of hunting. No one knows when or how this relationship was formed, “but it is certain that by now each of them needs the other.”
Friday, May 2, 2014
The US Army sanctioned and actively endorsed the wholesale slaughter of bison herds. The federal government promoted bison hunting for various reasons, to allow ranchers to range their cattle without competition from other bovines, and primarily to weaken the North American Indian population by removing their main food source and to pressure them onto the reservations. Without the bison, native people of the plains were forced to leave the land or starve to death.