John Henley photographed a series of beautiful and breathtaking images of the Great Dismal Swamp for our December 2011 feature "The Green Island." We published nine images in the magazine, but offer an expanded selection of 22 in this slideshow.
Rusty Celtic Tree of Life Outdoor Wall Art. A contemporary interpretation that livens up any outdoor wall, the beloved symbol of the Celtic Tree of Life represents a balance and harmony in nature and a connection between the earth and the heavens. Made in North Carolina, the 23" wall hanging is cut from steel and provided with a chemical finish that causes an accelerated rusty finish. The rust will continue to patina over time.
Mankind's relationship with nature is a difficult one – we must use it, live in harmony with it, protect it and protect ourselves from it. These visually striking images that we collected of tree roots colliding with concrete are beautiful symbolic representations of this complicated relationship. It's hard to say what it is exactly about tree roots that capture our imagination, but they have done so for thousands of years.
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The Bladen Journal reports that a mummified hand found in Castleton, North Yorkshire, England is the only known ‘Hand of Glory’, a grotesque artifact meant to aid thieves in their work during the night, still in existence.