Get Outside

Whether it is for a minute, a day, or longer, try to find time to immerse yourself in the outdoors. The clean air, reduced distractions, and unadulterated beauty are not only wonderful to behold but can actually improve your state of mind and health. And on the same token, it is imperative that we keep our natural spaces free from human destruction. These places serve to keep us sane in a world full of constant multitasking and endless stimuli. However, corporations view these spaces as sources of profit. Whether it is what is on the ground or in the ground, these areas are seen not for their importance to the whole, but to a select few. These areas are beneficial to each and every one of us, and it is up to us to protect them. Whether you make it out into the wild daily or once in a blue moon, the importance of these areas only grows as they continue to shrink the world over.

Stream in the Cascade Mountains near Snoqualmie Pass, WA.

Stream in the Cascade Mountains near Snoqualmie Pass, WA. 

One Small Step

A comparatively small but significant step on our journey into the cosmos the moon represents one of the greatest milestones in the Earth's history. A time when life from our planet stood on another world and looked back at our tiny planet in an ocean of eternity.

The journey into the cosmos is not felt by one people or one nation, but by all people. The exploration of space brings us all closer together as we learn more about how minute we are in  comparison with the vastness of the cosmos. This more than anything else shows that we are one people, one planet regardless of superficial differences. We are earth, a tiny blue planet orbiting one of billions upon billions of stars in the universe.

The moon taken with a 400mm F/5.6L on a Canon 5D Mark III on a tripod.  

The moon taken with a 400mm F/5.6L on a Canon 5D Mark III on a tripod.