Crazy Sky-High Waterspout Captured on Camera in Florida
There are those natural phenomena that we know are coming, like comets, the Supermoon and this year’s forthcoming Manhattanhenge, causing shutterbugs around the world to prepare their cameras. Then there’s the stuff we have no idea is coming, like…
The boy had a verdant oak growing in his heart. Each day he watered this verdant oak, and it grew taller.
“Father,” he said, “why is this verdant oak growing in my heart?”
“Because when you were a child, my son,” replied the father, “I forced you to swallow an acorn.” — p. coelho
Only those with patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.” —Johann Schiller — On Being Blog
I hadn’t gotten old enough yet to realize that living sends a person not into the future but back into the past, to childhood and before birth, finally, to commune with the dead. You get older, you puff on the stairs, you enter the body of your father. From there it’s only a quick jump to your grandparents, and then before you know it you’re time-traveling. In this life we grow backwards. — Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex (via devilduck)
And there you have it. The goats winter bedding has turned into some of the most amazing compost - or as I like to call it: black gold. After several years of tilling over a field for our garden and fighting weeds like crazy I decided I wanted to switch to raised beds. I couldn’t be happier about it. Despite the heat and need for jumps in the river, Luke and his brother Nick added five more beds this past weekend!