There have been several companies trying to make a living in Death Valley. Mining was a big one. Another was discovering and making borax.
The Harmony Borax Works was an easy hike (1/2 mile) but a great photo opportunity. 196 more words
This weekend I began the process of manually growing crystals. I have been mesmerised by crystals for a while now, but I have previously used quartz and amethyst crystals I have just bought from shops, and these never look truly like they are part of the object I have placed them upon. 361 more words
I remember my heart sinking in a French supermarket as I looked for Ecover washing powder. The small store boasted aisles of detergents, fabric softeners, bleaches and Lord-knows-what-else but nothing truly environmentally ‘considerate’ 986 more words