intro for Ukrainian band Kazaky
In the winter, for about five months or from January to May, the lake freezes over but the water is so clear that, from the surface, you can see an astounding 130 feet below you. Transparent and shining in a turquoise color, these masses of broken ice look like shards of glass rising into the sky. They are caused by the slow and unequal pressure in the main body of the packed ice as well as by the unequal structure and temperature.
(via wolf-hugs)Source: aquaticwonder
Palangan Village, in the mountains near the Iraq border. Palangan, illustrative of many of the country’s rural settlements, has benefited handsomely from government support. Many villagers are employed in a nearby fish farm, or are paid members of the Basij, whose remit includes prevention of “westoxification”, and the preservation of everything the 1979 Islamic revolution and its leader the Ayatollah Khomeini stood for, including strict rules on female clothing and male/female interaction (© Amos Chapple)
sometimes I fantasize about leaving the city, shutting off my cell phone, turning off the TV, closing my laptop, and leaving the daily grind behind to spend awhile in the woods. maybe a few weeks. i’d bring a stack of books, a camera, my notebook, and my lover. we would hike and fish and swim and stargaze and build fires and make videos and have lots of sex in a tent. if my world went quiet, i think my mind would go quiet too.
perhaps i’ll do it.