Category Archives: earth

A Composition on Decomposition

Exploring an Eastern Woodland Healthy woodlands play an important part of maintaining biodiversity in the environment. They provide a habitat for all manner of species, flora and fauna. If that woodland dies off, from natural causes or removed by man, … Continue reading

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A Season of Crystals

For The Beauty Of The Earth From under obscured skies and clouds small crystals drift down to land softly and settle into growing mounds of white. Green pine and fir stand in contrast whilst bending boughs cushion the accumulating tiny … Continue reading

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Changing climate, Changing lifeway

Climate change poses threats and dangers to the survival of indigenous communities world wide. Within the industrialized nations, indigenous communities still exist. Unless one lives in close proximity it is easy to forget they are there. Along the Alaskan coastline … Continue reading

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On the Kilauea Iki Trail

In 1959 a dramatic and violent eruption turned Kilauea Iki at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park into a cauldron of lava with fantastic fountains of fire shooting skyward. A hike across Kilauea Iki crater is a walk into the heart of … Continue reading

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The Volcanic Abyss Below

Noon, Thursday. April 30, 2015  Halemaʻumaʻu Crater, Kilauea Volcano  Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Halema’uma’u is a pit crater located within the much larger summit caldera of Kilauea in  Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The volcano diety, Pele resides in Halema’uma’u. The roughly … Continue reading

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2015…eARTh dAy…land ART

For this Earth Day a bit of inspiration from artist Richard Schilling. LAND art. Land Art was  a movement in the late sixties and early seventies that used the landscape and natural materials to create sculptures of soil, stones, logs, … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – architecture and abandonment

 Chaco Culture National Historic Park is remarkable. The canyon’s breathtaking architecture has drawn visitors from around the world. A thousand years ago Chaco Canyon was the center of a phenomenal culture. Monumental public architecture was constructed with rocks, mud, stone … Continue reading

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