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"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect." ~Chief Seattle, 1854

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Moving from one side of the country to the other, Dawnelle and Jonathan Sarlo transplanted their family from New Jersey to Renton, WA — a city outside Seattle. For Dawnelle, one of the biggest concerns of changing coasts was the difference in climate. “I was very worried about moving to Seattle because of the gloomy, cloudy, dark weather during the winter,” Dawnelle admits. Her concern for overcast weather conditions put having a home with natural light on the top of their priority list and…

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Blue Hostas! Love Hostas! These would be gorgeous with the white hostas I pinned earlier.

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The best nature photo of the year is this badass polar bear

This is the Grand Prize Winner of National Geographic's best photo of the year competition, taken by Seattle-based photographer Paul Souders. It's titled The Ice Bear, and it features a female polar bear staring at Paul from underwater. It's an outstanding image, but I think the rest of his series are equally good—or even better!

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GAP Photos - Garden & Plant Picture Library - The Fernery at Tatton Park, Cheshire with an extensive collection of ferns and tree ferns from New Zealand and Australia, collected by Charles Randle Egerton. The building was designed in the late 1850s by Joseph Paxton - famous for building Crystal Palace. - GAP Photos - Specialising in horticultural photography

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