ginandbird:

bobbycaputo:

Florida’s Manatees: The Search for Warmer Water

Spending the day perched 90 feet above ground is not what one thinks of when photographing manatees, but that is what my partner, photographer Paul Nicklen, and I ended up doing in March of 2011. Manatees and humans are in a tug of war over fresh water. Our assignment was to visualize the complex and often conflictive dynamics between boaters, swimmers, homeowners, federal authorities and the manatees that overwinter at the Three Sisters Springs in Florida’s Crystal River.

With over 1,500 golf courses, a large industrial agriculture infrastructure, and more than 3 million lawns, Florida demands a lot of fresh water. As more water is diverted from the springs to feed this insatiable thirst, the warm water of the springs stops flowing and is replaced by much colder seawater. For the manatees these warm waters are not optional, but a vital refuge where they rest, nurse their calves and most importantly, stay warm during the cold winter months when they come in from the ocean and coastal flats. Their presence is welcomed by the operators of the fast-growing “swim with the manatees business” but reviled by many home and boat owners who have to obey strict speed limits to avoid collisions with these gentle mammals.

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“reviled by many home and boat owners who have to obey strict speed limits to avoid collisions with these gentle mammals” really? there are human beings who are upset that there are laws that say they can’t run over manatees? what is wrong with people?

lenorestreetgarden:

I probably spend an hour a day staring at tomatoes.

tinyhousedarling:

accidentalambience:

our permaculture farming enterprise, located within our small upper midwest community’s city limits, will offer produce from “niche” crops… enticing consumers to try something new!

Do they taste any different?

tinyhousedarling:

accidentalambience:

our permaculture farming enterprise, located within our small upper midwest community’s city limits, will offer produce from “niche” crops… enticing consumers to try something new!

Do they taste any different?

theteardropdiaries:

"We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us." - John Muir

Yosemite National Park - Day 1 & 2

(via tinyhousedarling)

motherearthnewsmag:

Save Plumbing, Feed Birds
Prevent grease from clogging your drains and simultaneously feed the birds.

By Jean Cottel


Photo by Fotolia/Brian Lasenby

motherearthnewsmag:

Save Plumbing, Feed Birds

Prevent grease from clogging your drains and simultaneously feed the birds.

By Jean Cottel

Photo by Fotolia/Brian Lasenby

m0neymat:

Oregon Mountains //

(via womaninthewoods)


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