Still searching everyday and it’s endless. But the learning is opening up to all these amazing wonders. I’ll give four because I miss doing this. Some of you wiser people may already have knowledge (you know who you are). But I am just a humble student of this world. So here goes:
A truly amazing spirit:
Agustin ravaged by Polio has set out to over come his poverty and disease by building a helicopter.
Eucalyptus deglupta is a tall tree, commonly known as the Rainbow Eucalyptus, the Mindanao Gum, or the Rainbow Gum. It is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere.
Rosh HaNikra Grottoes
The Rosh HaNikra grottos are cavernous tunnels formed by sea action on the soft chalk rock. The total length is some 200 meters. They branch off in various directions with some interconnecting segments. In the past, the only access to them was from the sea and experienced divers were the only ones capable of visiting.
A love story
Sometimes people do truly awesome things in the name of love. It was love that drove Argentinian farmer Pedro Ureta to transform part of his land in Argentina’s Pampas into a multi-coloured guitar-shaped forest that stretches 2/3 of a mile:
“After flying over fields in the Pampas that resembled a milk pail, Pedro Ureta’s wife Graciela suggested they embed a design into their own fields. Ureta never really had time to think about turning his field into a giant work of art, and told her they would put the project off until they both had more time. In 1977, Graciela unexpectedly died from a brain aneurysm, and her dream was lost forever.
Crushed by the loss of his love, a few years later Ureta began working on designing a guitar in his field that could be seen from above by airplane. He settled on the design because his late wife loved the instrument and he wanted to memorialize her on his land.
Working tirelessly to plant and cultivate the trees, Ureta created a perfect guitar shape, complete with a star-shaped hole in the middle. Using mostly cypress trees to form the outline, Ureta used blue eucalyptus trees to accent the strings on the neck of the guitar. Easily visible from airplanes, the guitar brings joy to many who fly over the Pampas.”
And then there’s a bittersweet little coda: It turns out that Pedro Ureta is afraid of flying. Because of this he has only ever seen his awesome guitar-shaped forest in photos taken by others. It would seem that it’s enough for him to know that he accomplished the task he set out before him in remembrance of his departed wife.
Photo and story Via the web
and always some music…