The 88-foot-tall tree, a single survivor among 70,000 trees in a forest along the coast in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, has been artificially restored in a project to preserve it. Japan marked the second anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that swept through northern Japan, damaging more than one million homes and killing almost 19,000 people.
New and improved view of the Comparative Heights, of the Principal Mountains and Lengths of the Principal Rivers of the World. (1823) William Darton and W. R. Gardner
This was a ground-breaking convention, illustrating both mountains and rivers on the same chart, and defining cartographic chart styles throughout the 19th Century.
They’re for sale, here.
Giant Sequoia, National Parks Conservation Association.
April 21-29, 2012 is National Parks Week: free admission into all National Parks, this week only.
Free admission into all National Parks during National Park Week: April 21-29, 2012.
Bryce Canyon National Park.
Happy Arbor Day, Georgia. February 17, 2012.
International Tree Day, Poland. The TreeHugger Project, by artists Agnieszka Gradzik and Wiktor Szostalo who have been building sculptures out of branches, leaves and vines for years.
The TreeHugger Project is an ongoing work of environmental art designed to help us rediscover our relationship with nature at a very personal and intimate level. Made from twigs, branches sticks, vines and other natural materials, these playful sculptures remind us that we humans are still very much a part of our natural surroundings. They bring us back to childhood memories when climbing trees, and playing with friends outdoors was a part of our daily experience.
I want a giant poster of this in my Attic.