This week Awesome Stories brings you symmetrical beauty, floating farms, seaside murals, heart music and passionate service.
I love the symmetry and flow of these plants. They speak to some deep well of beauty and balance for me. How about you? Do these photos of geometrical plants speak to you? I also love macro photography, showing the beauty in the details of nature and her many shapes, colors and textures. If you’re interested, you can visit my Pinterest board called micro beauty. May your heart be filled with beauty. 🙂
Solar Powered Floating Farm!
What a cool idea. This is a creative design project from Forward Thinking Architecture, with a three-tiered floating structure to harvest solar energy, water, and food from one efficient structure. The premise is that using water areas allows more areas to grow food. The bottom floor focuses on aquaculture and water desalination. The second floor is for hydroponic food, and the top floor is for solar and water collection. It’s built from rectangular 200×350 meter modules that connect with other modules via walkways according to how much harvest is wanted. They estimate each module would produce 8,152 tons of vegetables and 1,703 tons of fish each year. That sounds like a good harvest!
Journey to the Heart
I’ve discovered this delightful pianist called Bernward Koch. This video is accompanied by gorgeous photography to guide us back home to our hearts. Peace out!
I’ve written previously of various groups working to reform our prisons and justice systems. Clearly, we have an out of control justice system in the US with a larger prison population than any other country in the world. The #Cut50 initiative is building on the progressive work of other groups like Restorative Justice of Oakland working to reform our justice system. What I like is not only their bold goal to reduce the prison population by 50% by 2025, but the diverse group of people working together to bring about transformation. #Cut50 has some powerhouse leaders and groups with track records for success that I hope can reform our prison and justice systems.
Sean Yoro, aka Hula, creates these delightful seaside murals around NYC. Besides being beautiful and meticulous in detail, he paints them while floating on his surfboard! I guess he wanted to keep his Hawaiin roots alive. The images are very realistic and appear to float just above the water. I’d love to see them in person.
Saving Lives in Asia
Kay Eva is passionate about reducing poverty and saving lives in Cambodia. While on a trip to bring supplies to a rural village, she was struck by the extremes of poverty that would cause a family to sell a child in order to feed their other children. After talking with friends and soul searching, she decided to teach women to sew, giving them a practical means to support their families. Her charity, Stitches of Hope, has grown to address housing, AIDS, water and many other needs of the villagers. I admire her passion and dedication to help.
May your heart hum with the music of love!