Time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011. All credit goes to them.
Soundtrack: a cappella and original versions of Because by The Beatles.
The earth is not a mere fragment of dead history, stratum upon stratum like the leaves of a book, to be studied by geologists and antiquaries chiefly, but living poetry like the leaves of a tree. ~ Henry David Thoreau
When my neighbor ~ who on this occasion was preparing a vegetable bed with the help of her one-year-old daughter, contentedly cooing, and already elbow deep in dirt ~ told me about the connection between working in the garden and improved mood, she was substantiating what ancient cultures have known for centuries: that being close to the Earth benefits one’s state of mind. continue reading …