Originally posted on Mining Awareness + :
On November 28, 1966, Bethlehem Steel’s 60 year old, 603 foot (184 m), freighter, the SS Daniel J. Morrell, was ordered on a final run from Buffalo to Taconite Harbor, Minnesota to pick up a load of taconite iron ore. This was late in the year and a bad time…
Originally posted on Mining Awareness + :
so you want to be a writer? by Charles Bukowski if it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don’t do it. if you have to sit for hours staring at your […]Read More So You Want to be a Writer?
I’ll let you look at the pictures and decide on you own. Presented without comment —- One tree, four years of work and an indescribable amount of talent: that’s what it took to create this incredible masterpiece. A famous Chinese wood carver chopped down a single tree and tirelessly worked on it for over four years to […]Read More Acceptable Use for a Healthy Tree ?
Alllllllllll aboard! It’s time for the most anticipated event of the year! It’s Holiday Train Show time! This beloved holiday event under the glittering domes of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory opens to the public on Saturday, November 16, for another magical run through January 12. This year we’re bringing you more trains than ever […]Read More This Weekend: Choo Choo! It’s Holiday Train Show Time! | NYBG
Checking my Google alerts for landscape architecture I came across this article in Chicago Business about Landscape Architect Peter Schaudt and his favorite designed spaces in the great city of Chiccago. It’s a terrific list with great information and insight into these spaces and this now makes this list sort of a must-see for any of us […]Read More Peter Schaudt Favorite Chicago Places
Tom Stuart-Smith Takes the English Garden Global The designer works everywhere from Wisconsin to India’s Kerala. When a landscape designer gets a write-up in the Wall Street Journal you know they’ve hit the big time. This is the kind of publicity you just can’t buy. So it is the time for Tom Stuart-Smith the English […]Read More Tom Stuart-Smith Hits the Big Time
Key arts panel approves Eisenhower Memorial Big memorial in Washington DC gets built without a lot of controversy. Not a chance. Nope, no different this time for the planned/proposed memorial for Dwight D. Eisenhower. The President who led America through the “Happy Days” of the 1950’s and was in charge of the “Greatest Generation” during […]Read More Eisenhower Memorial is it the Right Memorial?
The things I come across The Singing Ringing Tree is a musical sculpture standing in the wind on a hill (Crown Point) overlooking Burnley, UK. From far and wide, the tree’s profile is visible on the horizon, appearing and disappearing in the mist. The tree is constructed of stacked pipes of varying lengths, orientated to lean into […]Read More The Singing Ringing Tree
I’d like to think that what I share here is more than what are interests of mine, with that strong focus on all things green, but, more than that, a look at the creative world, the world of all design and the creative arts. After all, they are all connected. It’s the great glory of […]Read More The Passing of Elmore Leonard
I’ll make this post a simple one. I’ve known Pearl Fryar for a very long time and there’s going to come a day when he is unable to take care of this magnificent garden and we need to make sure his vision stay’s alive. “I like to let people see what they want to in […]Read More Donate to The Pearl Fryar Garden
Can you improve on F Scott Fitzgerald’s improving reading list? Fitzgerald thought he’d prescribed 22 essential books to his nurse. Uh, wow After reading this articel I came to the conclusion that I have a lot of catching up to do according to Mr. Fitzgerald from this article found in The Guardian. Then I thought about […]Read More F Scott Fitzgerald Improved Reading List
— You’ll need a translator for the site. The link is below(bottom of story). Info is copy/pasted from the site. Some of the pics of the actual plant mosiacs come from the So Bad So Good website. This is direct link to page. Funny, when I went to page for the event there were no […]Read More International Mosaiculture Montreal 2013
Story from the Wall Street Journal | by Lee Lawrence ::: Part of the Story ::: According to a 1918 article in Architectural Review, the need for a privacy wall along what is now North Broadway dictated Bosworth’s approach. Rather than looking to European and Japanese models as he had for Rockefeller, he drew inspiration […]Read More The Untermyer Gardens, a New York Pairidaeza
Land artist Walter De Maria dies of stroke, aged 77 The “uncompromising” creator of The Lightning Field and The New York Earth Room shied away from the spotlight ***** Many thanks to the Art Newsletter for this article on Walter De Maria. Mr. Maria was one of the many land artist back in the 70’s […]Read More Land Artist Walter De Maria dies of Stroke
Designer, creator, inventor, problem solver, solution finder, all of those/us, and even more, can find great inspiration in the life and works of Nikola Tesla. We aren’t the genius he is-me especially, but there is a kernel of truth, or two, for all of us to take away. It’s absolutely amazing to try and comprehend […]Read More Nikola Tesla; More than a “Mad Scientist”