Thoughts of Spring from Fall

Temperatures are dropping daily and the daylight hours seem like they will never come back. Being chased inside by the cold is always the harsh wakeup call that fall is here and winter is just around corner. Spring seems like an eternity away but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming about it. Continue reading

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Plant Shadows

Since I keep a wide variety of houseplants on every available windowsill in my apartment, I’ve been noticing that when the sun hits just right, their leaves have created some amazing shadows on the walls. They look like small alien invaders on the walls and since they pop up randomly and rarely, I have been taking pictures of the really interesting ones. Here are some of my favorite plant shadows:  Continue reading

A Dozen Elk at Crystal Mountain, WA

While vacationing in a cozy cabin on Crystal Mountain, we decided to take a mid-day walk around the wood and surrounding neighborhood. We saw a lone animal walk across the street, completely unaware of our presence. Deer and elk are not strange to me; growing up in Washington means there are lots of animals that wander around residential areas. But this was quite a sight-the elk walked silently into a yard and once we looked hard enough, others began to pop up right in front of us! Continue reading

Conservation Showcase: Growing Food in Space

Pioneering space exploration comes with all sorts of challenges. As we push the limits of space exploration we also push the limits of the humanity. Longer and deeper space travel will take more resources for a longer period of time. With limited space available on the spacecraft, astronauts need to find the most efficient way to grow plants to sustain them on their long journey. Continue reading

Carrot Love: Importance of Seed Spacing

Nature is amazing! As a gardener and farmer, I know how important it is to pay attention to the depths and spacing of plants when you lay seeds into the ground to ensure you are growing a stable, strong and successful crop. Sometimes, seeds slip through the cracks and accidentally get planted too close together. Instead of withering and dying, you’re left with a unique plant that has some strange characteristics. Continue reading

Different Types of Camping – What is your Preferred Style?

There are several different types of camping and lots of ways to enjoy the great outdoors! We love tent camping in the woods; what is your preferred camping style?

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Camping is itself a very unique and most adventurous travel according to me. There are different types of camping you can enjoy.

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Check this post by Thomas Salzano to find different camping variations:

Front Country Camping

Front Country Camping is what most of the people prefers. It includes designated campgrounds that are easily accessible by road. This type of camping includes outhouses, fireplaces and tenting areas. One can easily find camping locations for this type by searching desired location on internet.

Established Backcountry Camping

Backcountry camping as the name suggests, provides more closer look to the environment. This type of camping can be explored in National and State parks and especially those locations where you can feel nature closely.

One can get better idea with a map to explore such type of sites that comes under backcountry camping.

Impacted Area Camping

An impacted area camping is the location which is…

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