Poets have written about forests and trees for centuries. From Joyce Kilmer's, "I think that I shall never see, A poem lovely as a tree," to Henry David Thoreau's, "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
In August, we cheered on the city of Seattle for banning single-use plastic straws in its city limits. Plastic straws are not just unnecessary, but they contribute to climate change and can badly harm ocean life. With more than 500 million plastic straws used in the United States daily, Seattle represents only a drop in the bucket. But it's the first drop in a bucket we hope to see filled to the top.
Living the city life can be so exhausting. There's constant noise, people everywhere, and frankly, it's a lot of work. That's what makes country getaways so splendid. Whether it's on top of a mountain, on the beach, or in the woods, returning to nature is a spiritually cleansing thing. So when I saw this unusual tiny home, I knew I had to write about it.
Meteors (aka meteoroids) are small metallic or rocky bodies floating around in space. When one of these small bodies makes its way through the Earth's atmosphere and hits the ground, it's called a meteorite. The Earth still bears the scars left by meteorites and, even though I called them "small," some can be large enough to wreak havoc on our World (just ask the dinosaurs). Many people have managed to capture the amazing display put on by these space chunks as they soar across the sky. Below are 5 of the most incredible:
Most islands originate via natural occurrences. Volcanic islands form when an oceanic volcano erupts, spewing molten lava that is hardened by the cool water. Over time, the lava builds up, forming an island. A prime example of a volcanic islands are the Hawaiian Islands. Continental islands form along the continental shelf of a continent. Examples of continental islands are Britain, Ireland and Taiwan. And, some tropical islands formed from coral reefs are Maldives, Tonga and Samoa.
There are a variety of people that love the season of Fall, but the reasons as to why everyone loves this time of year span further than just seven of them! We reduced it so that we wouldn't have to bore you with all of the amazing facts for one to enjoy the cool weathered month of October.