During the summer, nothing is better than the smell of freshly cut grass. That is, unless, you have a giant vegetable garden growing in the place of your lawn. Instead of turf, this awesome homeowner, user locolukas on Reddit, opted for tomatoes. The results are absolutely epic.
Instead of mowing grass, one man decided to say “screw the lawn” and plant vegetables. He filled his yard’s grid with compost that the city gave away. Seeds began growing quickly and he had to keep up by planting support systems around them. He even developed an irrigation system, which is much more difficult than it looks. He lined his garden with cinder blocks, covered the ground with wood chips and filled the cinder blocks with compost as well. The man even began giving out the veggies he couldn’t possibly eat, helping to spread the wealth.
Adorable lion cub Karis loves playing with Autumn leaves so much keepers have swept them into her enclosure
The 11-week-old cub was born in September at Blair Drummond Safari Park
Lion keeper David Reid thought leaves would entertain the tiny cub.
Karis is due to be introduced to the rest of the pack over Christmas. Photos by Andrew Milligan PA Wire via DailyMail
Boston-based freelance artist Daniel Barreto combined houses with trees in a series of lovely photo manipulations titled Woodhouses. Barreto photographed parts of houses around Boston, and superimposed them onto images of tree trunks that he had taken in New Hampshire. The charming Woodhouses were even animated for effect, and resemble fairy’s houses in an enchanted forest.
Spanish-born artist Lorenzo Duran creates intricately beautiful carvings of animals, landscapes and other amazing images by delicately carving leaves of different shapes and sizes. The idea of creating leaf art came to him when he witnessed a caterpillar eating a leaf. To prevent damaging the leaves while completing his pieces, Duran uses a surgical scalpel to shape the image and a dental pointed devise to remove the unwanted cut pieces. You can find more of his work on his website.
If the highest officials in government can break the law without fearing punishment or even any repercussions at all, secret powers become tremendously dangerous. The secret continuance of NSA ‘s surveillance programs represents a far greater danger than their disclosure. It represents a dangerous normalization of ‘governing in the dark’, where decisions with enormous public impact occur without any public input.
Edward Snowden (via indizombie)