Weekly Photo Challenge: Sustainability in layers- Earthships & Beyond

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If you drive west outside of Taos, New Mexico, you will pass by a development of “Earthships” or radically sustainable buildings made from layers of recycled materials.  they are also artistic wonders.  Also tucked in the New Mexico landscape, there are individual artists that share the same vision.

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Bottled -up outhouse inside

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner- The Intersection of Sun & Moon

I caught these images on concrete during the recent total eclipse in Oregon.  As the moon covered the sun, the image in the sky was projected on the ground in the shadows of leaves.  It was spellbinding.Eclipse Shadow1Eclipse Shadow2Eclipse Shadow3

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Finding Order in the Ruins…..

As I travel in Ireland I’ve been so impressed by the order & symmetry within the original design of the ruins.  Below are shots from the Moyne and Rosserk Abbeys.

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Weekly Photo Challenge “In the Earth there is Shelter”

Chaco 1These photos were shot in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.  Chaco Canyon was an ancient spiritual gathering site for tribes in the Southwestern US.  I was struck by how integrated these ancient people were with the earth, to the point their very shelter was made of bricks and stones from the ground beneath their feet.

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