Life with Nature


I’m not a political person. However, I do believe in sharing best practices and good news when I get the chance. So after reading an Audubon Society how-to article about reducing carbon foot prints, I thought I’d share a few of my own good practices.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs most of you know I grew up in Minnesota where you must learn to live without electricity during those days and weeks when the Alberta clippers blast bone-chilling freezes across the Midwest and dump twenty-feet of snow. It’s an excellent learning experience in conservation.

I’ll begin by sharing the secret to fifty-dollar electric bills. Live in an energy-efficient, wind-resistant geodesic dome. Or install solar.

imageMow what grows in your yard -no grass monocropping – and leave the watering to nature. You won’t need fertilizer or pesticides, and the birds, squirrels and critters will create their own sanctuary outside your home.


2014-03-22 17.25.24Let shoes, bicycles, and kayaks replace the SUV when ever possible.

Last, think differently.

– Waste nothing, save for a rainy day.
– Stock up, invest for days when you have nothing. Even squirrels do it.
– Use dual fuels, give nature a chance to regenerate.
– Don’t rely on someone to provide for you. Be a giver instead, and you’ll be rewarded with a comfortable and happy life even through the hardest of times.

Enjoy life with nature in your days ahead!


3 thoughts on “Life with Nature”

  1. Thanks for this, Karin. I much appreciate hearing about “bests” and “goods” and “think-differents” — especially when offered so thoughtfully, so evenly. Beautiful pics and great suggestions here for living within, not against or despite — if that says it rightly. Thanks!


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