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baklava
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posted April 14, 2007 02:16 PM

Nature...

I've seen a lot of people around here love nature and some even prefer it over human beings (full support on that). I've decided to make a thread dedicated to discussing the beauties of nature and life forms inhabiting it and how to protect them, posting pictures about it, spitting on nature abusing companies, corporations and institutions and overall worshipping nature itself By worshipping of course I don't mean take it as a deity; I mean show off respect for it.
What do you think about nature? More important; how do you FEEL about it? What are your favourite plants, animals, places which humans haven't defiled yet? What do you think about relation of religion with nature? I personally dislike it since it shows humans as the race fit to rule and abuse nature as they want, but what are your opinions on that? How do you imagine nature and its cycles on some other worlds perhaps; since galaxy is infinite and there are certainly other habitable planets out there?
Basically anything you have to say, show or ask about nature, post it here...

By the way, here are some great nature pics I found from around the world:
Ireland:

Serbia:

Jamaica:

Australia:

Russia:

Canada:

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TitaniumAlloy
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posted April 14, 2007 02:20 PM

humans = nature



that's like preferring cars over Fords
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baklava
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posted April 14, 2007 02:29 PM

Well as I see it, the humans have always tried to separate themselves from nature. Most of us use "animal" as an insult, something lower, yet we are all animals. We consider all other lifeforms inferior to us; we even find some of them disgusting... So even if we are a branch of nature, we are so horribly deformed and degenerated that we don't deserve to be a part of it anymore.
I prefer referring to humans as "they" since I'm personally almost embarassed to be one... We think we're so freaking smart and superb over all other lifeforms (which equals fascism), yet we are destroying OUR OWN habitat; our planet; each others; and we don't even feel that it's wrong.
Humans suck as a specie.
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posted April 14, 2007 02:44 PM
Edited by Daystar at 14:45, 14 Apr 2007.

Humans are the only species that adapts his environment to himself, instead of adapting himself to his environment.  

Quote:
What you call progress...I call the rape of the natural world.
                                            -Ian Malcom


This is the main reason I like playing as the elves: they live by being one with nature, by not only NOT destroying it, but by living in harmony with it, harnessing it to work well for them.

Nature isn't about JUST trees, or JUST animals, or JUST life, or any of the three.  It's about the way things sound when nothing is disturbing them.  It's about the color of sunlight passing through the leaves.  It's about the taste of winter when you stand on the slopes of a mountain.  It's about the echos where no sound breaks over the Grand Canyon. It's about the song of the Aurora Borealis in the Northern Ice. It's about everything being connected, and every part of everything affecting everything else, even in microscopic ways.  It's about a butterfly, flapping its wings in the Amazon, and halway across the world a hurricane begins.  Nature is a complex thing that we can't possibly understand with science, study, writings, or even magic (if we could do it) because, while you can learn everything you need to know about a forest near your home in a month, after fifty years it will keep on suprising you. No matter how many barriers you set up, how many fences you build, how much oil you spill, or how much global you warm, nature will stand in its own defense, and when the dust clears, and the cries grow quiet, and the dawn bleeds into the sky because the obstinate sun hopes she can make things better with the blessings of light, the forces of nature will look out at the battle feild, look out at their destroyed temple and dishonored shrines, take a moment to feel the wind gently disturbing nothing at all, and then begin to rebuild.
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TitaniumAlloy
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posted April 14, 2007 02:55 PM

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It's about the way things sound when nothing is disturbing them.


That's actually a very good description.
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TheDeath
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posted April 14, 2007 05:39 PM

I really do not know what to say, but I agree with Baklava & Daystar 99.999999999999....% (oh don't make me start up that 0.999999 = 1 again )

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Consis
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posted April 14, 2007 07:00 PM

Please Please!

Please view this short and most beautiful 4 minute video on different flowers accompanied by one of my all-time favorite songs(flower duet-Leo Delibes).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtil3SDg5Vw

"The earth laughs in flowers" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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baklava
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posted April 14, 2007 09:38 PM

@ Consis
It truly is lovely...
Though I'd put something from Led Zeppelin in the background
The problem about flowers is that people consider them to be there just so they can forage them and give them to chicks. That would be like giving them severed parrot wings or peacock tails. But try to explain that to the semi-retarded populace of the planet...

Nature is everything to everybody, Ash. Most just don't realise it
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kookastar
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posted April 14, 2007 09:52 PM

It's not quite the same as severed bird wings

The flower will die eventually regardless.  I understand what you mean though - give her a plant


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baklava
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posted April 14, 2007 10:30 PM

Well birds would die eventually too
And yes, my point exactly. Give her a plant. Or candies. Or a really big African mask.
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TheDeath
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posted April 14, 2007 10:42 PM

Quote:
Give her a plant. Or candies. Or a really big African mask.
Too complicated...

just give her a kiss

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baklava
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posted April 14, 2007 10:52 PM

A man of action...
That IS the best solution though
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posted April 14, 2007 10:58 PM

And it is natural right - we are talking about nature here

There's something about water, looking at it, swimming in it...

I guess it's because our bodies are mostly water huh?
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Binabik
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posted April 14, 2007 11:47 PM

My flower pic.  I took the picture myself using film, not fake digital Photoshop stuff.




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Heine
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posted April 14, 2007 11:50 PM
Edited by Heine at 23:53, 14 Apr 2007.

Norway have the worlds finest nature:

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4. LOL


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VokialBG
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posted April 14, 2007 11:57 PM
Edited by VokialBG at 23:59, 14 Apr 2007.

I want to show you pics of two mountains in my country (the are  photographed 2 years ago ):

Rila:



Wild horses:


The oldest tree in my country Baikusheva Mura (it's over 1300 years old):




Pirin (Gorno Vasilashko lake):




Edelvais (this unusual flower can be seen only in Pirin):


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Binabik
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posted April 14, 2007 11:57 PM

I always wanted to see the fjords of Norway.

There is beauty everywhere.  Sometimes you just have to know where to look.  When I travel I stay away from the tourist traps.  I prefer to ask the locals about the good places.  They always know about nice places that don't make it to the travel books.


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Binabik
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posted April 15, 2007 12:09 AM

Some more pictures I took
All are in the US

I think this is in Texas, but not sure (maybe Big Bend)









Kinda dark



the color got messed up on this one



I've posted this before. It's the mountain I bought Pan
Grand Teton in Wyoming



Posted this before also
Southern coast of Oregon



Another repeat, black and white film
Points Lobos in California



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baklava
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posted April 15, 2007 12:16 AM
Edited by baklava at 00:17, 15 Apr 2007.

I have this cherry tree in my yard, and since the spring basically started some time ago I took a picture of it through my room window:


It was taken while the window was closed though; hence the weird blurry shining. But it's still beautiful...
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Binabik
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posted April 15, 2007 12:43 AM

Baklava, have you been to Plitvice?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plitvice_Lakes

I saw a documentary on it about a year ago.  I thought it was some of the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen. (Thanks to Vlaad for telling me the name of the place, I wasn't sure where it was)
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