MICROCOSMOS: HARRIMAN STATE PARK

blueberry microcosmos, zoom lens, macrophotography, design squish blog

dragonfly, microcosmos, macrophotography, harriman state park,design squish blog

Photographs from our trip to Harriman State Park(Upstate New York). Magic macro zoom lens uncovering detail almost invisible to the naked eye…

dragonfly, macrophotography, zoom lens, design squish blog

I love the heart pattern on the dragon fly tail.

insect, microcosm, macrophotography,  harriman state park, design squish blog

turkey vulture, upstate new york, design squish blog

wild flower, macrophotography,  harriman state park, upstate, design squish blog

bee, zoom lens, macrophotography, design squish blog

mushroom, macrophotography, upstate new york, design squish blog

Photographs by Paul Gower

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July 03, 2011

TAKING A TRAIN THEN HIKING: HARRIMAN STATE PARK

taking a train upstate, hiking, harriman state park design squish blog

taking a train upstate, hiking, harriman state park, design squish blog

taking a train upstate, hiking, harriman state park, design squish blog

taking a train upstate, hiking, harriman state park, design squish blog

taking a train upstate, hiking, harriman state park, design squish blog

Above: Rhododendrons blooming everywhere.

taking a train upstate, hiking, harriman state park, design squish blog

Above: Blueberries.  Not yet ripened

taking a train upstate, hiking, harriman state park, design squish blog

lake, harriman state park, design squish blog

Carless days. Catching a train from New York City,  Penn Station to Sloatsburg then hiking to Harriman State Park(Upstate New York)

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June 11, 2011

FLOWER GARDEN IDEA: POPPIES

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Fresh poppy seeds - delicious! Beautiful photography by Inmost Light

poppy flower, design squish blog

inmost light, design squish blog

Above:  Inmost Light


June 08, 2011

35 LEAVES SILHOUETTES

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Thirty five leaves silhouettes can be found on http://forestry.about.com


June 04, 2011

THE PRICE OF CLEAN AIR

the price of clean air, design squish blog

Illustration by Maayan Pearl and Emily Keegin.

Read article in Bloomberg Businessweek


May 30, 2011

AMIRA FRITZ: FORESTS, FLOWERS AND PEOPLE

amira fritz, people, flowers and forests, design squish blog

amira fritz, people, flowers and forests, design squish blog

amira fritz, people, flowers and forests, design squish blog

amira fritz, people, flowers and forests, design squish blog

amira fritz, people, flowers and forests, design squish blog

amira fritz, people, flowers and forests, design squish blog

“I grew up on the countryside where my parents run a plant nursery and a flower shop.   I decided to show nature how I experienced it as a child.”

-http://www.amirafritz.com


May 21, 2011

PLANT WARDROBES BY NICOLE DEXTRAS

yucca flower dress, weedrobes by nicole dextras, design squish blog

yucca flower dress, weedrobes by nicole dextras, design squish blog

yucca flower dress, weedrobes by nicole dextras, design squish blog

Above: Dress made from yucca leaves and flowers.


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May 16, 2011

HOW TO PRESS FLOWERS

bloom magazine, design squish blog

Image above: http://www.bloom-magazine.eu

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Place flower between 2 sheets of paper to protect the pages of the book. Leave at least 1/8” of pages between pressings, weigh the book down and wait a couple of weeks.

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May 15, 2011

HELLO TREE

tree waving hello, design squish blog

Above:  Tree says hi.

hug a tree, photograph, design squish blog

nature, design squish blog

Photos by Israel based photographer Ella Sverdlov

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May 12, 2011

FORETOKEN: DRAWINGS BY IKEDA MANABU

foretoken, tsunami, 2008, design squish blog

paintings by ikeda manabu, stunning, drawings, design squish blog

Stunning drawings by Japanes artist Ikeda Manabu .  Click on images to view larger.  On view now at Japan Society.


May 01, 2011

SPRING…

spring flowers, design squish blog

spring, flowering trees, design squish blog


CATEGORIES:   LIFESTYLE, NATURE,
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April 27, 2011

FIELDS OF WILDFLOWERS, RUSSIA 1944-1982

house  window, overlooking a field, design squish blog

field flowers, design squish blog

“Захотелось вернуться в васильковое лето,
когда от зноя плавится воздух, от тишины звенит в ушах” - Х.Росс

В чистом поле, у реки
Распустились васильки.
Синенькие крапинки,
Словно неба капельки...

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April 24, 2011

MELTING

glaciers melting, switzerland, design squish blog

glaciers melting, switzerland, design squish blog

glaciers melting, switzerland, design squish blog

glaciers melting, switzerland, design squish blog

glaciers melting, switzerland, design squish blog

glaciers melting, switzerland, design squish blog

glaciers melting, switzerland, design squish blog

Tonatiuh Ambrosetti has been making these stunning photographs of glaciers melting in his home country of Switzerland.

- http://www.tonatiuh.ch


April 20, 2011

TREES

tree, woodblock print, design squish blog

tree, woodblock print, design squish blog


CATEGORIES:   craft, NATURE, TREES,
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April 14, 2011

FIELDS TO WALK ON…

wild grasses, fields, design squish blog

grasses, field, design squish blog

 field-less life, design squish blog

fields to walk on, design squish blog


Wild fields, abandoned fields, nobody’s fields, everybody’s fields….{Does anyone know a large to medium size field near New York City area anyone
can walk on?  )


April 09, 2011

BIRDHOUSE

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CATEGORIES:   BIRD FRIENDS, NATURE,
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April 03, 2011

GREEN STREETS: MOSCOW, RUSSIA

overgrown , design squish blog

Green streets in my neighborhood Moscow, Russia(Москва, район Ленинского проспекта и ул. Обручева).  One thing I miss about growing up during Communism - the overgrowth.  Photograph by Dmitriy Chistoprudov. 

http://chistoprudov.ru/portfolio/


March 29, 2011

POSTER

2022 wild tigers will be extinct, extinct tigers poster, design squish blog

Wild Tigers Will be Extinct in 2022. Poster found on http://fourleafcloverblog.com


March 27, 2011

PUDDLES

When I was little I loved jumping on puddles after rain. 
Beautiful photographs by The Rivers Closet


March 05, 2011

IT IS SNOWING TODAY IN BROOKLYN

brooklyn snow

yoko ono, poem about snow

Snow Piece by Yoko Ono.


February 21, 2011

FOR SALE

environmental art, antarctica for sale, design squish blog

I do not remember where I found this photograph or artist
but I think this photo is really funny.  Ha-ha


February 09, 2011

LAUGHING OWL: EXTINCT 1914

laughing owl, extinct, new zealand, design squish blog

The Laughing Owl (Sceloglaux albifacies), also known as Whēkau or the White-faced Owl, was an endemic owl found in New Zealand, but is now extinct. It was plentiful when European settlers arrived in New Zealand in 1840.  By 1880, the species was becoming rare, and the last recorded specimen was found dead at Bluecliffs Station in Canterbury, New Zealand on July 5, 1914

laughing owl

laughing owl, birds of new zealand, design squish blog

laughing owl, birds of new zealand, design squish blog

The Laughing Owl generally occupied rocky, low rainfall areas. Being quite large, Laughing Owls were able to deal with the introduced European rats that had caused the extinction of so much of their prey; however, the stoats introduced to control feral rabbits, and feral cats were too much for the species.


January 31, 2011

WILDFLOWERS BY LAWRENCE BECK

alpine wildflowers, lawrence beck, contemporary photography, design squish blog

alpine wildflowers, contemporary photography, controlled nature vs unbound nature, design squish blog

thicket, lawrence beck,  controlled nature vs unbound nature, design squish blog

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Lawrence Beck is a New York based artist who explores controlled and unbound nature. Beck takes photographs plants in national forests, city parks and botanic gardens. He celebrates the beauty of plants while undercutting this ’natural’ elegance by revealing its manufacturedness.


January 24, 2011

OIL SPILL

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Gulf of Mexico oil spill from space


CATEGORIES:   photography, NATURE,
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January 21, 2011

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