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Saturday, February 28, 2009
Photo dictionary -visual connections on the web. Learning about twitter...it can connect to 100 trees...birds do nest in trees.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Blogging starts with what people read. The big difference with publishing now is in the process. Publishing can no longer be treated as the end of the process. Writing happens toward the beginning of the process and we publish to connect , to comment, to receive comment . from W. Richardson, Expanding our Boundaries, OTF Conference
Expand our Boundaries
Blogging is a unique genre of writing - made for critical thinking, writing that hypertext allows for in an environment that we can link ideas. The link is imperative. If we are not connecting ideas with our writing ....W. Richa.2009rdson Feb 27
Tapping into the ground water....roots meshed
Sunday, February 8, 2009
The forest is the place where vegetable life thrives and luxuriates, free from any control or cultivation. And since its foliage obscures the light of the sun, it is therefore regarded as opposed to the sun's power and as a symbol of the Earth. Since the female principle is identified with the unconsciousness , it follows that the forest is also a symbol of the unconsciousness. It is for this reason that Jung maintains that the sylvan terrors that figure so prominently in children's tales symbolize the perilous aspects of the unconsciousness...J.E.Cirlot
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Canada's boreal forest is the largest contiguous intact forest left on Earth and the second largest frontier forest. It covers 35 percent of the country's land area and is home to the world's largest caribou herd, the second -highest wolf population, and polar, black and grizzly bears. About three billion birds nest there each year. (Source: David Suzuki Foundation)
The oldest tree often bears the sweetest fruit. German Proverb
One generation plants the trees, and another gets the shade. Chinese Proverb
We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people, as the rain that falls.
We consist of that which is around us, we are the same as everything. Buddha
Friday, January 30, 2009
A Lithuanian legend tells of Jurata, the queen of the mermaids,who lived in an amber palace. She fell in love with a mortal,the fisherman Kastytis and took him beneath the waves to live with her in her palace. This so angered Perkunas the thunder god, that he hurled a thunderbolt which destroyed her palace and killed her love. Not content with this, he chained her to the ruins of her palace where she continually weeps tears of amber.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Phaeton son of Helios was not able to control the sun god's chariot when he took the reins without permission - scorching the earth. Zeus hurled a thunderbolt - destroying the chariot and killing Phaeton whose body fell into the sea. His sisters gathered at the water and wept for their brother. Zeus, unable to bear their lamentation turned them into poplar trees ringing the shore.
Even as trees they continued to weep. Their tears were transformed into amber.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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Monday, January 5, 2009
Hamadryads are Greek mythological beings that live in trees. Hamadryads are born bonded to a specific tree. If their tree died, the hamadryad associated with it died as well. For this reason dryads and the gods punished any mortals who harmed trees.
Friday, January 2, 2009
A single tree produces approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year. Two mature trees can supply enough oxygen annually to support a family of four.