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my name is dena. this is a collection of things that i find beautiful or important. for more about me, visit my website: livelovesimple.com.
justenoughisplenty:

My own camping spot overlooking Glen Echo Lake.
Over the winter me and my friends have been slowly putting together a campsite at the sickest spot my town has to offer. Glen Echo Park was a flourishing tourist attraction back in its day, but since was privately owned and recently donated back to the town of Stoughton. The town claims to have plans and money to invest in making it a legitimate state park or reservation, but after a few years, nothing has been done. So we’re taking it upon ourselves to make it even nicer than it already is. There’s multiple clearings on each side of the 60 foot deep lake that make for perfect camping site or just a place to sit and relax. We put together a fireplace overlooking the lake and cut a piece of a down tree for a place to sit. Eventually, sometime within the next month, a small cabin and a raft or two will also be made and kept here for whoever wants to enjoy it. We’re also going to be cleaning it up because there is so much litter along the trails it isn’t even funny. So we’ll bring trash barrels and chain them to trees and regularly change out the bags, and do a number of similar things to keep up with this forgotten attraction, which by the way has a 45 foot high granite ledge jump for summer swimming.

justenoughisplenty:

My own camping spot overlooking Glen Echo Lake.

Over the winter me and my friends have been slowly putting together a campsite at the sickest spot my town has to offer. Glen Echo Park was a flourishing tourist attraction back in its day, but since was privately owned and recently donated back to the town of Stoughton. The town claims to have plans and money to invest in making it a legitimate state park or reservation, but after a few years, nothing has been done. So we’re taking it upon ourselves to make it even nicer than it already is. There’s multiple clearings on each side of the 60 foot deep lake that make for perfect camping site or just a place to sit and relax. We put together a fireplace overlooking the lake and cut a piece of a down tree for a place to sit. Eventually, sometime within the next month, a small cabin and a raft or two will also be made and kept here for whoever wants to enjoy it. We’re also going to be cleaning it up because there is so much litter along the trails it isn’t even funny. So we’ll bring trash barrels and chain them to trees and regularly change out the bags, and do a number of similar things to keep up with this forgotten attraction, which by the way has a 45 foot high granite ledge jump for summer swimming.

natgeofound:

Friends eat watermelon outside a beach cottage on a summer afternoon on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, 1955.Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

natgeofound:

Friends eat watermelon outside a beach cottage on a summer afternoon on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, 1955.Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

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namelessin314:

If grandmothers around the world had a rallying cry, it would probably sound something like “You need to eat!”

Photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s grandmother said something similar to him before one of his many globetrotting work trips. To ensure he had at least one good meal, she prepared for him a dish of ravioli before he departed on one of his adventures.  

“In that occasion I said to my grandma ‘You know, Grandma, there are many other grandmas around the world and most of them are really good cooks,” Galimberti wrote via email. “I’m going to meet them and ask them to cook for me so I can show you that you don’t have to be worried for me and the food that I will eat!’ This is the way my project was born!”

The project, “Delicatessen With Love”, took Galimberti to 58 countries where he photographed grandmothers with both the ingredients and finished signature dishes.

He acted as photographer and stylist during each shoot with the grandmothers, taking a portrait of both the women and the food they made for him.

From top to bottom: 

Inara Runtule, 68, Kekava, Latvia. Silke €(herring with potatoes and cottage cheese).

Grace Estibero, 82, Mumbai, India. Chicken vindaloo.

Susann Soresen, 81, Homer, Alaska. Moose steak.

Serette Charles, 63, Saint-Jean du Sud, Haiti. Lambi in creole sauce.

The photographer’s grandmother Marisa Batini, 80, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. Swiss chard and ricotta Ravioli with meat sauce.

Normita Sambu Arap, 65, Oltepessi (Masaai Mara), Kenya. Mboga and orgali (white corn polenta with vegetables and goat).

Julia Enaigua, 71, La Paz, Bolivia. Queso Humacha (vegetables and fresh cheese soup).

Fifi Makhmer, 62, Cairo, Egypt. Kuoshry (pasta, rice and legumes pie).

Isolina Perez De Vargas, 83, Mendoza, Argentina. Asado criollo (mixed meats barbecue).

Bisrat Melake, 60, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Enjera with curry and vegetables.

love this.

(Source: lickystickypickyshe, via ferocityinafivefootpackage)

one day I’m gonna eat him right up. will anybody blame me. 😘

one day I’m gonna eat him right up. will anybody blame me. 😘