Category Archives: Nature

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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Wood heat at the Lower Farm

“In winter we lead a more inward life. Our hearts are warm and cheery, like cottages under drifts, whose windows cheerfully ascends….We enjoy now, not an oriental, but a boreal leisure, around warm stoves and fireplaces, and watch the shadow … Continue reading

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Pele, Ohia and Lehua

The Lehua is known as Pele’s Flower The Ohia Lehua Tree has been sacred to the Hawaiian people since ancient times. It is  usually associated with the volcano deity Pele and often mentioned in legends, hula, songs, and chants.

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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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Hawaiian Hale

Hale. (HAH- leh). Hawaiian word for house. Ancient Hawaiians lived sustainably and recognized that human civilization is an integral part of the natural world. If the human community is to survive, the natural world and nature must be preserved and … 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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Disappearing World

The rural roots of  personal identity and community have been cut off. Our heritage is disappearing. A way of life and livelihood is disappearing. Knowledge of skills is disappearing. Self reliance is disappearing. Family farms are disappearing. People live huddled … Continue reading

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