2014 Terrarium

The South Fork Broad River raged after Friday’s deluge. At dusk, a thick fog settled on the water and submerged rock outcrops (usually dotted with families and hikers) below Watson Mill’s covered bridge. The moss above grew on a slick granite slab along the bank. Click here for more from the historic area. The glass […]

True Opposites

“The true opposite of obedience is not disobedience but independence. The true opposite of order is not disorder but freedom. Most profoundly, the true opposite of control is not chaos but self control.” -Jay Griffiths Click here to read Jay Griffith’s Orion magazine¬†article entitled The Politics of Play, Seeking Adventure in a Risk-Averse Society.

Mica, Moss, Tiny Ghosts, and Ground Lava

The second batch of terrariums is small but curious. ¬†Bottom-up, the layers include stones from the South Fork River near Watson Mill State Park, activated charcoal (to absorb toxins, filter air and water, and stem the growth of mold/mildew), Pacific Northwest sphagnum moss, soil from the backyard, and Hawaiian black sand. The moss was harvested […]