anna brones

writer + artist + activist

Posts Tagged ‘Outdoor + Environment

Friday Photo: Glorious Fall

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Colors this vivid always amaze me.

Taken on the Eagle Creek trail near Punchbowl Falls.

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Written by Anna Brones

October 15, 2010 at 09:00

Friday Photo: Summer Greenery

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Early morning on a trail in the high desert. Sun shining through the tree branches. Trail is quiet and dust has yet to fill the air. Sounds of waterfall in the background. Perfect day ahead.

Written by Anna Brones

July 30, 2010 at 11:32

Friday Photo: Botanical Forms

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During a recent trip to the Bay Area, I spent a beautiful afternoon in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. I love this space smack dab in the middle of Golden Gate Park, with so many intricate natural forms and lines to be found. The swirl on this plant stuck out in the afternoon sunlight.

Written by Anna Brones

April 16, 2010 at 06:00

Greening Your Kitchen: Cocoon

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Bringing fresh herbs into your kitchen not only means you’ll have a delectable choice of seasonings, but it also allows you to bring some greenery inside. In fact, I’ve got overflowing pots of thyme, basil and rosemary surrounding my cooking space. But they could probably use a sleek organization system like this one.

Swedish designer Måns Salomonsen has created this ingenious design, called Cocoon, that puts a focus on healthy eating, placing your fruits and herbs all in the same place. Check out more pictures of the design here.

Of course until this beautiful design becomes available, you can still make your own herb garden, and all it entails is a nice looking pot, a few herb plants and some planting soil. Here are some easy to follow directions on re-nest.

Written by Anna Brones

February 13, 2010 at 10:38

Friday Photo: Fall Water Drops

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Fall rain is a beautiful thing. This photo was taken at Eagle Creek, Oregon earlier this fall while out to catch the annual salmon run..

Written by Anna Brones

October 30, 2009 at 06:00

Swedish Design + Destination: Urnatur

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Urnatur, which basically translates to “out of nature,” is a Swedish forest getaway, where visitors can stay in cabins and spend time re-connecting with nature. But it’s also a design firm that believes in the beauty and simplicity of nature and crafts incredible pieces that capture the pure essence of the natural world.

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Written by Anna Brones

March 14, 2009 at 18:45

Friday Photo: Colorful Stairs

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These stairs into a flower shop in downtown Portland were covered in rose petals to celebrate Valentine’s Day. But I loved the color contrast of the reds and lime green that I couldn’t resist capturing it on film.

Written by Anna Brones

February 27, 2009 at 08:00