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A tree and the remains of dead trees following rising sea levels – caused by climate change and the opening of a canal – in northern Senegal

A tree and the remains of dead trees following rising sea levels – caused by climate change and the opening of a canal – in northern Senegal

This miniature painting is the work of Olive Wesler Commons, who, along with her husband, moved from Indiana to an island on the St. Johns River in central Florida in 1908. Every window in her island home framed a magnificent view. She began sketching the rugged grace of live oak trees in a smoky drift of Spanish moss; the splendor of sunset and dawn across the water; the beauty of palms and pines and sea birds in flight. One day she painted one of these scenes on a small porcelain…

This miniature painting is the work of Olive Wesler Commons, who, along with her husband, moved from Indiana to an island on the St. Johns River in central Florida in 1908. Every window in her island home framed a magnificent view. She began sketching the rugged grace of live oak trees in a smoky drift of Spanish moss; the splendor of sunset and dawn across the water; the beauty of palms and pines and sea birds in flight. One day she painted one of these scenes on a small porcelain…

If it wasn't for the evergreens wouldn't our landscape be a sea of white some may ask. . :: Not true there is a wonderful palette of colors if you learn to look closely. . :: The deep velvet blue of the swells in the mountains the sienna browns of the rustling grasses and russets of the trees branches flecked with snow. . :: The charcoal swathes of bark on the birch. Scarlet flashes on the pilated woodpecker head as it chases the cinnamon colored feathers of the flickers. . :: The winter…

If it wasn't for the evergreens wouldn't our landscape be a sea of white some may ask. . :: Not true there is a wonderful palette of colors if you learn to look closely. . :: The deep velvet blue of the swells in the mountains the sienna browns of the rustling grasses and russets of the trees branches flecked with snow. . :: The charcoal swathes of bark on the birch. Scarlet flashes on the pilated woodpecker head as it chases the cinnamon colored feathers of the flickers. . :: The winter…

Picturesque acacia tree on dry cliff above the Dead Sea near Ein Gedi, Israel.  The acacia tree lives in the deserts of Africa and the Middle East. It can survive in very harsh conditions with only a tiny amount of water every year. You may remember the acacia tree from the Bible. Many parts of the Tabernacle were made of acacia!

Picturesque acacia tree on dry cliff above the Dead Sea near Ein Gedi, Israel. The acacia tree lives in the deserts of Africa and the Middle East. It can survive in very harsh conditions with only a tiny amount of water every year. You may remember the acacia tree from the Bible. Many parts of the Tabernacle were made of acacia!

Scylla and Charybdis (A Greek Myth) Long ago a beautiful naiad was born to the great sea god, Poseidon. Her name was Charybdis. She loved and admired her father with all her heart. And so, when Poseidon went to war with the great god Zeus and stirred up great storms, Charybdis rode the tides, leading the water onto beaches. In this way the sea swallowed up villages and fields and forests and towns, claiming these for the god of the sea.  After a while Charybdis had won so much land for her…

Scylla and Charybdis (A Greek Myth) Long ago a beautiful naiad was born to the great sea god, Poseidon. Her name was Charybdis. She loved and admired her father with all her heart. And so, when Poseidon went to war with the great god Zeus and stirred up great storms, Charybdis rode the tides, leading the water onto beaches. In this way the sea swallowed up villages and fields and forests and towns, claiming these for the god of the sea. After a while Charybdis had won so much land for her…

Methuselah-  The world’s oldest individual tree lives 10,000 feet above sea level in the Inyo National Forest, California. A staggering 4,765 years old, this primeval tree was already a century old when the first pyramid was built in Egypt. The tree is hidden among other millennia-old Great Basin bristlecone pines in a grove called the Forest of Ancients. To protect the tree from vandalism, the forest service keeps its exact location secret

Methuselah- The world’s oldest individual tree lives 10,000 feet above sea level in the Inyo National Forest, California. A staggering 4,765 years old, this primeval tree was already a century old when the first pyramid was built in Egypt. The tree is hidden among other millennia-old Great Basin bristlecone pines in a grove called the Forest of Ancients. To protect the tree from vandalism, the forest service keeps its exact location secret

Seaglass Christmas Tree on the Beach -  Celebrate Christmas by the sea and on the beach, even if only in your dreams! Each piece of glass for this seaglass Christmas tree photograph was found by the artist, Rose Hibbetts, along the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Rose lives in Naples, FL, where she'll be enjoying a warm Holiday and Christmas season on the beach. I wish I was there!   Seaglass Christmas Tree on the Beach

Seaglass Christmas Tree on the Beach - Celebrate Christmas by the sea and on the beach, even if only in your dreams! Each piece of glass for this seaglass Christmas tree photograph was found by the artist, Rose Hibbetts, along the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Rose lives in Naples, FL, where she'll be enjoying a warm Holiday and Christmas season on the beach. I wish I was there! Seaglass Christmas Tree on the Beach

California-based photographer Camille Seaman (@camilleseaman) says standing on sea ice is exhilarating  and squeaky. Its like Styrofoam she says.  Camille spent a decade journeying to the polar regions capturing towering walls of ice emerging from the stillness of hostile environments and solitary bergy bits broken pieces of icebergs adrift at sea. When I photograph an iceberg Im not photographing an inanimate object Camille says. Im photographing the water that is ours and our relationship…

California-based photographer Camille Seaman (@camilleseaman) says standing on sea ice is exhilarating and squeaky. Its like Styrofoam she says. Camille spent a decade journeying to the polar regions capturing towering walls of ice emerging from the stillness of hostile environments and solitary bergy bits broken pieces of icebergs adrift at sea. When I photograph an iceberg Im not photographing an inanimate object Camille says. Im photographing the water that is ours and our relationship…

Feridun F. Alkaya posted a photo:  A Desert Park  www.nps.gov/jotr/planyourvisit/desertpark.htm  Joshua Tree National Park is immense, nearly 800,000 acres, and infinitely variable. It can seem unwelcoming, even brutal during the heat of summer when, in fact, it is delicate and extremely fragile. This is a land shaped by strong winds, sudden torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Rainfall is sparse and unpredictable. Streambeds are usually dry and waterholes are few. Viewed in summer, this…

Feridun F. Alkaya posted a photo: A Desert Park www.nps.gov/jotr/planyourvisit/desertpark.htm Joshua Tree National Park is immense, nearly 800,000 acres, and infinitely variable. It can seem unwelcoming, even brutal during the heat of summer when, in fact, it is delicate and extremely fragile. This is a land shaped by strong winds, sudden torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Rainfall is sparse and unpredictable. Streambeds are usually dry and waterholes are few. Viewed in summer, this…

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