A few essentials for all living things…

Agate Oasis

Clean earth, air, and water.  Emphasis is on CLEAN–as in non-toxic, not polluted, FRESH.  No, this is not LA’s landscape. It’s the Agate Fossil Beds in western Nebraska. Believe it or not, there are places where automobile traffic noise does not dominate the land.  One can hear the grasses growing at this National Park.  Where do you go for some peace and quiet?

Just discovered Gabrielle’s post and poem about water–check it out at http://gabriellebryden.wordpress.com/2010/10/15/plumbing-the-depths/#comment-3791


  1. Yousei Hime said,

    December 12, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Even though there are no mountains where I live, that is where I love to go for renewal. I spent one summer in Fort Collins, Colorado. We went to Estes Park for several days. I have never fallen so completely in love with a place as I did that summer. Cool mountain air, aspens, brooks, steep climbs, surprise sleet storm, amazing views–these are a few of my favorite things.

  2. October 20, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Thanks for the link Eva 🙂 so many people blogged all over the world (about 5,000 I think) – never was so much said about water in such a variety of ways on the same day – I love that concept (just wish I’d found out about it a bit earlier!

  3. October 20, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Planes, trains and automobiles everywhere. Noise pollution is just as unhealthy as water pollution. Wow, planes flying right over fossil beds—what a juxtaposition!

  4. artistatexit0 said,

    October 19, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I don’t think I’m ever any place where I’m not aware of man-made sounds. Even at the Falls of the Ohio, the airport’s flight path goes right over the fossil beds.

  5. lesliepaints said,

    October 19, 2010 at 4:43 am

    My patio late at night when weather allows. I think that is why I have always been a night owl. There is something peaceful when the house is quiet. I also like the spot north of here where I have been painting. Cool photo! This one has beautiful contrast in values.

  6. October 19, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I’m lucky to live in a very quiet place (except in the school holidays when it gets slightly noiser – but not much) the beach is empty when it’s raining – so walking on the beach in the rain is one of my quiet times 🙂 Lovely photo!

  7. slpmartin said,

    October 18, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Ah…I miss those quiet Nebraska days…thanks for the reminder.

  8. October 18, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Wonderful image. Looks really peaceful.

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