Ages ago, on a dark starry night, Between the forest and the Firehole’s banks (Perhaps the Madison’s), a spark took flight, A thought, a plan, for which we should give thanks National Parks, behold their provenance: Below dark outcroppings, beside a stream (Rock eyes, creek mouth; a face), camp occupants Envisioned preservation. Such a dream! … Continue reading The Legend of National Park Mountain
Last week, I spent the entire week with trees, glorious trees. Unfortunately, not walking amongst them. Scanning and shredding hundreds of old documents. Only after filling two garbage bags with shredded paper did I bother to look up the proper way to recycle paper: Don't shred (if possible). Oops. To recycle shredded paper, put the … Continue reading Getting Shred-y
woodcut noun 1: a relief printing surface consisting of a wooden block with a usually pictorial design cut with the grain 2: a print from a woodcut ~ Merriam-Webster Dictionary Thought you might like this, a picture of cut wood (itself cutting through the woods) that looks like a woodcut. How meta! (Second photo is … Continue reading Would NOT Cut
It is good to realize that, if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever. ~ Jimmy Carter, from An Outdoor Journal
If life gives you lemons and you repurpose them, you call it "lemonade." If live gives you a bunch of scrap metal and you repurpose it, what would you call that? (Oh really, so "art" is the right answer? Ex-cuuuuuuuuse me!) With some extra time on my hands these days (emphasis mine; working from home … Continue reading Roadside Art: Recycle-ade?
To continue the tradition established last year of starting the year with an interesting and vital link, Campfire Tales presents Earth's Oceans Foundation, which strives to address the issue of plastic polluting our oceans. I like the Foundation's website for the layout and wider selection of videos, although their Facebook page is more "current."