Archive for May, 2012

May 31, 2012

Oceania

“Oceania”

One breath away from mother Oceanðòa
Your nimble feet make prints in my sands
You have done good for yourselves
Since you left my wet embrace
And crawled ashore
Every boy, is a snake is a lily
Every pearl is a lynx, is a girl
Sweet like harmony made into flesh
You dance by my side
Children sublime
You show me continents
I see islands
You count the centuries
I blink my eyes
Hawks and sparrows race in my waters
Stingrays are floating
Across the sky
Little ones, my sons and my daughters
Your sweat is salty
I am why
I am why
~Sjón
May 31, 2012

Liter of Light

An innovative initiative is taking place in the Philippines to bring sustainable lighting to homes in impoverished communities. Empty plastic bottles are installed in the roof, filled with water and bleach they refract sunlight. These “solar light bulbs” provide light equivalent to a 55watt light bulb.

From Visual News

May 30, 2012

Haleakalā Silversword

Silverswords live for about 10 to 50 years as a low, round bush [. . .] At the end of their life, they send up a flowering stalk that can grow over 6 feet tall within a few weeks, and produce up to 600 flower heads.

It is found only within a 250 acre area on Mount Haleakala, on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Its habitat is at an elevation of 7000 – 10,000 ft, in soil composed of volcanic cinders.

They have adapted to their cold environment by building themselves a reflector oven. Their leaves are covered with shiny silver hairs, and are curved into a parabolic shape that focuses the warm sunlight on the plant’s growing point. This can raise the temperature of the growing point by up to 40 degrees F.

The Haleakala Silversword is a threatened species. —KindofCurious.com

 

May 29, 2012

I tried to drown my sorrows…


 
“I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.”
— Frida Kahlo

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May 29, 2012

Pandora’s Aquarium

I hate to say it..

May 28, 2012

Magic Vargan

Magic Vargan

playin it. beadwork by me.

May 26, 2012

On the Kava Road

On the Kava Road

“Have some Kava and it’ll bring you on Hawaiian time.” ~Adil Ghiasi

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May 26, 2012

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

are made of these

May 26, 2012

He says that behind my eyes I’m hiding…

May 26, 2012

INTP Lifepath

INTP Lifepath

To know is everything, to do is a lower order necessity, if it is necessary at all. This breeds the potential for lazy aloofness. The INTP is often satisfied simply by knowing that he could do something if he wished. This also leads to the danger of overestimating one’s capabilities and losing a grip on reality.” —Paul James, “A description of the INTP Personality Type”

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May 26, 2012

Liquid Diamonds

Surrender then start you engines
You’ll konw quite soon what me mistake
Was
For those on horseback or dog sled
You turn on at the bend in the road
I hear she still grants forgivenesss
Although I willingly forgot her
The offering is molasses and you say
I guess I’m an underwater thing so I
Guess I can’t take it personally
I guess I’m an underwater thing I’m
Liquid running
There’s a sea secret in me
It’s plain to see it is rising
But I must be flowing liquid diamonds
Calling for my soul
At the corners of the world
I know she’s playing poker with the rest of the stragglers
Calling for my sould at the corners of the world
I know she’s playing poker
And if your friends don’t come back to you
And you know this is madness
A lilac mess in your prom dress
And you say
I guess I’m and underwater thing

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May 26, 2012

The Little Worrier

The Little Worrier

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May 24, 2012

My backyard…

My backyard...

“As any old Taoist walking out of the woods can tell you, simple-minded does not necessarily mean stupid.”
–Benjamin Hoff

May 24, 2012

Mari Boine / “Uldda Nieida”

In Sá­mi mythol­o­gy, the Uld­da niei­da is the daugh­ter of the crea­tures who live be­neath the ground. Uld­da Niei­da was a dream of a wom­an, who could be­witch men for eter­ni­ty if they did­nt know the mag­ic formulas which could free them from her em­brace.

May 24, 2012

Tagaq / “Tiriganiak”

“When it’s so sparse and flat and frozen. I’m looking out and there’s nothing: not a house, not one vehicle and you don’t know if anyone has ever walked there before. It’s really humbling and it’s okay to die. That’s probably one of the only times I feel that it’s okay to die. I could die at that second and everything would just be fine.” –Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq Gillis on her hometown, Nunavut.

May 24, 2012

Loving Me is Like Chewing on Pearls.

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“He who would search for pearls must dive below.”
–John Dryden