Some beautiful shots of the Milky Way by Aaron J. Groen.
Fusing millimeter-thick slices of genuine slate with premium birch wood, portland-based shwood eyewear have developed their hand crafted limited edition
‘stone collection’. Hand-poured pewter inlays complete the look, creating the perfect balance between rugged and refined, continuing to reflect on the company’s experimental manufacturing approach with nature. The frames incorporate 100% UVA/UVB protection with Carl Zeiss lenses imported from Italy, and comes packaged in a custom felt pouch with an embroidered leather patch.
Each pair of spectacles is made from slate with premium birch wood.
I took a great little hike this past weekend with my friend Trevor. Walls of icicles met us on our path, and with temperatures around 36° F, whole sections of frozen daggers began falling down along the narrowest portion of the trail. You didn’t want to look down or up, but just hope you escaped the icicle alley unscathed. It was exciting.
Here’s a little calm and beauty for your busy Wednesday. John Eklund spent a year creating this timelapse piece, and in it are over 260,000 still images.
A statement from John Eklund:
I am a photographer from Portland, Oregon. I want to share the beautiful NW region through my eyes with time-lapse photography.
I choose to shoot locations that appeal to the way I would like to interpret the story of time. Here in the Pacific Northwest, there are endless opportunities to document the magnificence of the world around us. I have discovered that when time is the storyteller, a special kind of truth emerges.
Various locations include:
Mt. Shuksan, Crater Lake, Mt. Bachelor, Mount St. Helens, Oregon’s Badlands, Painted Hills, Cape Kiwanda, Mt. Hood, Lost lake, and Cannon Beach
The Cool Hunter, not to be confused with Cool Hunting, is a blog dedicated to visual gems, whether art or design or place. They specialize in travel/destination postings. Here is a snapshot of some of their Amazing Places to Experience Around the Globe, which will be published in an expanded book later this year.
Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway
Blue Caves – Zakynthos Island, Greece
Skaftafeli – Iceland
Plitvice Lakes – Croatia
Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China
Four Seasons Hotel – Bora Bora
Ice skating on Paterswoldse Meer, a lake just South of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands.
Marble Caves, Chile Chico, Chile
The Gardens at Marqueyssac http://www.frenchmoments.com/Marqueyssac.html
Ice Canyon – Greenland
Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia
Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada
Multnomah Falls, Oregon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multnomah_Falls
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall on the South Coast of Iceland
Petra – Jordan (at night)
Verdon, Provence, France
Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Norway Alesund Birdseye of City
Benteng Chittorgarh, India
Keukenhof Gardens – Netherlands.
Sky Lantern Festival – Taiwan.
The Wave is on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, which are in turn located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, on the Colorado Plateau, Arizona.
Mount Roraima – Venezuela.
Restaurant near Sanyou Cave above the Chang Jiang river, Hubei , China.
Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.
New York City.
Pacific City, Oregon
My favorite fern that is found all over the Pacific Northwest. I’ve known it as the five fingered fern, but now I am more educated. It’s delicate and nimble-looking, and definitely stands out from the huge majority of other, more hardy ferns found in the forest.
Adiantum (pronounced /ˌædiˈæntəm/),the maidenhair ferns, is a genus of about 200 species of ferns in the family Pteridaceae, though some researchers place it in its own family, Adiantaceae. The genus name comes from Greek, meaning “not wetting”, referring to the fronds’ ability to shed water without becoming wet.