Spring Gillard

Pier to Peace

Get away from it all. Island House Living, Finland. Thanks to Green Renaissance.

Floating Cabin

Saw this on Green Renaissance’s Facebook page. It’s on Kinbasket Lake in the Kootenays, British Columbia. Wonder if they have a compost toilet on board.

Green Blobs

Another great Facebook post from Green Renaissance. These South American Llareta plants grow ever so slowly – about a centimetre and a half a year, but these dense blobs live to the ripe old age of 3,000. The llareta is a flowering plant in the Apiaceae family. According to Wikipedia, it grows in the Puna […]

Trashing the Waves

Thanks to Green Renaissance for this haunting shot of Indonesian surf champion Dede Suryana riding a wave off Untung Jawa Island, Indonesia. He wasn’t surfing alone. There was a whole lot of trash along for the ride. American surf photographer Zak Noyle captured these alarming images. Let’s hope they send shock waves throughout the world.


Packed to Go

In my student years, I once created a dresser out of cardboard boxes with a bedspread thrown over it. I thought I was quite clever making pull out drawers. But this creation is smart, attractive and a great way to reuse old suitcases. Plus, if there was an earthquake, you could just grab and go. […]

Frozen Climates

Having survived several Winnipeg winters, I know cold. But while I have seen tires freeze into cubes, I have never seen a wave freeze. Photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh captured this nearly frozen wave in Nantucket during this past record-setting winter. Thanks to Green Renaissance for pointing me to this image frozen in time.


A Green Stand

Ancient Forest by Drew Hopper via Green Renaissance

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. – William Blake

One day, when I was a growing boy, my grandmother asked me a question, “Have you […]

Mr Lizard Strums in the Yard

Found this gem on Green Renaissance. It’s a forest dragon lizard with a musical bent. The photographer is Aditya Permana from Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Hitching a Ride

Some of you may have seen this miracle of nature flying by on Facebook via Green Renaissance as I did. It even made the National on CBC news last night! While it looks like the baby weasel is getting a piggyback from the woodpecker, it is actually attacking it. Photographer Martin LeMay captured this amazing […]

Nature is Speaking

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There’s a lovely nature series on Youtube by Conservation International. In one of them Harrison Ford is the Ocean, in another Robert Redford is a Redwood, Penelope Cruz is Water, Kevin Spacey is the Rainforest. You get the idea. Listen to mother nature via some great celebrity voice overs.