Gravel road through the forest in the Woodbush area in Magoebaskloof. This path leads up to the tallest trees found in Africa. This was a great misty morning drive!
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Swipe across to see what Kangaroo Island in South Australia looked like before the Bushfire Emergency.
NASA estimates that 155,000 hectares, or a third of the island, has been consumed by fires, calling it "an ecological tragedy".
Ecologists estimate that about 25,000 koalas on Kangaroo Island have died in the fires, accounting for half of the island's population of the marsupials.
The total number of animals affected in Australia could be as high as a billion.
Animals on Kangaroo Island are in desperate need of help. You can donate to @kiwildlifepark •
Victorian wildlife also need help. You can donate to @wildlifevictoria
“For how can one know color in perpetual green, and what good is warmth without cold to give it sweetness?” ~ John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley
At the start of this new year I was invited by a friend to join him and some other friends for a micro adventure in the High Fens- Eifel nature parc in the east-Belgium. One night and one day in the green open. He didn’t have to ask me twice.
With its moorlands and peat bogs, forests and streams, man-made reservoirs, and picturesque villages, the High Fens-Eifel Nature Park offers an amazing palette of landscapes worthy of the most beautiful picture postcards.
The weather conditions were challenging. Alternately rainy and foggy. The variety between the sound of the rain and the silence of the fog, the spectacular views, the different tree lines and the smells of the wet soil were redeeming. Above all, the landscape and the wintry weather conditions offered lots of metaphors. I feel grateful for these warm insights.
I am looking forward to another year full of forest bathing and other nature-based wellbeing pratices and hope to meet you somewhere along the natural path.
I was able to sneak out after work for a late evening dig session. While I got distracted foraging chanterelles, I was still able to get this speed generating small jump built. Almost got caught in the dark, but managed to get home. Always a good time when alone in the woods.
I did some arts and crafts for the @wmbcmtb Shoot The Trails tomorrow night! They asked me to make some of my bike grip handled buckets for the prizes, and I did my usual 110 T-Shirt donation. I also put one of my Treelines fire pit/grills together for the raffle. Always having fun making cool shit. Hope to see all you folks there!