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For The Love Of Bees

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For The Love Of Bees

This morning on my way to my yoga class, I spotted an extermination truck with the tagline “Kills Everything”. Imagine a world without birds, butterflies, bees, ladybugs, and the beautiful and magical garden creatures that make a garden a sanctuary. But yet this is an idea that is presented as an excellent business slogan… If a pesticide is used to get rid of one kind of weed or “pest”, that poison creates a hostile environment to the creatures that do good things for our gardens. Just as the slogan says, it “Kills Everything”. No pesticide for me, eco designer/gardener girl....

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Steampunk: An Eco Conscious Vision of Victorian/Futuristic Alternative History

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Steampunk:  An Eco Conscious Vision of Victorian/Futuristic Alternative History

At the dawn of the new year, looking both back over the past year and forward to the new year is what many of us do. Our history precedes us and our future is in front of us. How to best create our future may be forefront in our minds. Perhaps we have decided to look at our past experiences and choose to let some of the memories of them go. Maybe even recreate how we look at those memories, creating a kind of alternative history. The idea of creating a futuristic alternative history is what Steampunk is all about....

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