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I love this picture of my grandmother’s family.  They camped every summer near a river in Northern California and her pictures reveal such a magical time.  Slow and easy, just living.  Everyone here eats a huge slice of watermelon.
crashinglybeautiful:

"When we are mired in the relative world, never lifting our gaze to the mystery, our life is stunted, incomplete; we are filled with yearning for that paradise that is lost when, as young children, we replace it with words and ideas and abstractions- such as merit, such as past, present, and future- our direct, spontaneous experience of the thing itself, in the beauty and precision of this present moment."  
–Peter Matthiessen (May 22, 1927 – April 5, 2014), a founding editor of The Paris Review, Zen priest, novelist, environmentalist, and two-time winner of the National Book Award. 
With thank to Five Branch Tree.
aqqindex:

Glenn Sundby, Cairo, 1977
blogdaniballet:

Mayara Magri
liveoffgrid:

land-ethic:

“We built this tree house together in six weeks for under $4000. Reclaimed oak wood cutoffs make up the floor, and all windows and doors were salvaged. Inside is complete with a sleeping loft and composting toilet. Tree house. Wee house. You & Me house.”

This just ROCKS!
Visit Start Living off the Grid
somerollingstone:

River Liana by Foster Addington
evuo:

bo-eun:

augerandore:

My favorite swimming hole at the Yuba. Nevada City, CA

love love love this place

q’d
afternoontea7:

(via Highland Sheep In Snow | Cutest Paw)
hawaiiancoconut:

Stars at the campsite, 30 second exposure. The leaves are orange from the camp fire. 

"Only in books I knew you
or in dreams where,
elusive, you were the bit
of dress that disappeared
in the city filled with light
which I knew and did not
know, its streets
constantly shifting.
Nothing
prepared me to meet you,
to round a corner
and find you
whom Heraclitus worshiped,
dipping his hand
in the river of your hair,
letting the current
take it
to the small of your back."

- Gregory Orr,A la Mystérieuse,” from The Caged Owl: New & Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2002)

(Source: apoetreflects)

“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.” ~ Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Malia Mills suit.  Mmhmm