Saturday, 31 July 2010
Thursday, 22 July 2010
In Manali there is a small, but really magical nature park, that stretches all the way from New to Old Manali. The most dominant tree in this park is the Deodar Cedar or Cedrus deodara. It is an amazing, huge tree, which grows very straight. I was told that this tree never points its branches directly towards the other Cedars around it! I checked, and its true!! This is quite an extraordinary tree and very beautiful too. Simply fascinating... I figuered a tree like this had to have some religious significance so I looked it up and it turns out that Deodara is derived from deodaru, which is a Sanskrit term meaning: wood of the gods. In Hindu religion the tree is worshipped as a divine tree. And apparently forrests like this one, full og Deodar Cedars, were favorite living- and meditation places for shivaites. The tree also has several ayurvedic propereties. But all this information seems evident to you when you are standing next to it. A truly magical tree...
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Hej nikituuuuu. This is really cool. I just read about this in the newspaper yesterday. In detroit the population has decreased by almost 50 % during the last 50 years leaving the city completely deserted and full of empty houses and and factories but now they started using the empty land to grow stuff. Making free vegetable gardens for everyone to plant and harvest. Its amazing. Apparently its a common phenomenon. Its happening in many cities I just found it so fantastic that this completely unattractive abandoned city had become this super potential full of public vegetable gardens- place. Very posetive. Tjeck this link: http://www.urbanfarming.org/