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There are times when you have to see where life takes you. Take what's been done to you and grow from it. See how far it's gotten you. And see how far it'll take you. Live in the present, but also the past. And also the future.
I proudly present… THE ELYSIAN NETWORK.
This is a network for nature/vintage blogs.
You must be following me and Nicole.
Must post 80% nature/vintage.
You can reblog AND like this post for bookmarking, but only reblogs count for entering.
Apply here by providing a bit about yourself and why you want to join our network.
Meet new friends.
Get help with promos, edits and your daily going-ons.
All the basic network stuff.
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As of now, there is no limit on who will be accepted, it depends on how many people are interested.
If you get accepted, you will get a message from me or Nicole.
In that case, it would be appreaciated if you would follow at least 3+ of the network members (we all have amazing blogs, anyway!)
More members will be added later on.
As for the rest… we will take things as they come.
Cheers to making new friends and finding more blogs!
So most people in the States know the story of Johnny Appleseed. Well, he was a real guy but the story is a little different than how we remember it. When people were first emigrating to the New World, if they wanted to own land, they had to show they were planting things. An investment in the land. So Johnny Appleseed (which isn’t his real name) planted seeds of apples to sell to these prospective land-owners.
The catch is this: each seed in an apple is its genetic make-up, so when you plant an appleseed, it will make a drastically different apple. Most of these apples were extremely bitter or too sour, but people weren’t growing apples to eat them.
During that time, the water was highly contaminated and carrying disease to everyone. Instead, people were drinking apple cider. For breakfast, for hydration, for everything.
Johnny Appleseed was bringing fucking liquor to the New World.

As person who studies environmental science, it’s a little disconcerting to hear people blatantly deny human activity relates at all to climate change. Educate yourself and others before claiming something you believe rather than what you know. Here’s a summary of the most recent IPCC climate report.

When the last tree is cut and the last fish killed, the last river poisoned, then you will see that you can’t eat money.
written by John May
Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed … We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.
written by Wallace Stegner
Sunrise in Malawi