What a way to see the world!
Had to share this wonderful inspirational story about two friends in Hebei, China. Two friends, one without sight, and one without arms, have worked together over the past decade to plant 10,000 trees to help protect their village from flooding.
Read the full story here: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/jia-haixia-jia-wenqi-elderly-disabled-men-plant-trees-in-china
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
This amazing photo is of Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
The columns are formed by solidified lava from a volcanic eruption long ago. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven or eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres (39 ft) high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres (92 ft) thick in places.
“The undulating structure creates a transition from outdoors to in, holding 150 trees that absorb close to 200,000 liters of carbon dioxide an hour. This natural absorption brings pollution protection to its residents, helping to eliminate harmful gasses caused by cars and harsh sounds from the bustling streets outside. The trees’ seasonal progression also creates the ideal microclimate inside the building, steadying temperature extremes during the cold and warmer months. The plants’ full foliage block rays of sun during the summer while letting in warm light during the winter.”