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This is one of six units in a “Treehotel,” which recently opened 40 miles south of the Arctic Circle in Sweden.The four-meter glass cube looks as spectacular in reality as it did in the rendering.
And what about the birds? According to Designboom, Lindvall says that a special film that is visible to birds will be applied to the glass.
Kent Lindvall, co-owner of the TreeHotel, has been quoted as saying:
“Everything will reflect in this — the trees, the birds, the clouds, the sun, everything. So it should be invisible nearly in the forest.”
“This is untouched forest, and we want to maintain it the same way. We decided, for example, to not offer snowmobile safari which is very common up here,” says Selberg. Instead, wilderness walks will be offered.”
Yep … Sign me up!
We just got back from our vacation! We had a great time, relaxing, checking out the zoo (The zoo has over a thousand specimens representing two hundred species, 21 of which are endangered) and Portland Art Museum to check out the fantastic works of M.C. Escher! The Portland Art Museum is the oldest museum of its kind in the region founded in 1892.
And of course there was … Munching out … watching TV … You could say I was “happily slacking” on lots of stuff while we were away.
I’ll be back to what passes for regular posting soon …
Melissa, the kids and I are packed and ready to go on a mini vacation to Portland, Oregon! We’ve been looking forward to this for a few weeks! We will be checking out the Escher exhibit at the Portland Art Museum and also the Zoo on Monday. (Hannah is head over heels about the latter!) We’ll be back late Tuesday evening. I said mini vacation after all. See you then!
Kind of a downer subject…”The sadness will never go away.”-Van Gogh suicide note
I would think that life without God would be kinda lonely, incomplete… Yet Van Gogh did know God… I have to wonder why some push the self destruct button, while others carry on? God made everyone in His image, but do some have more God than others? Is suicide EVER an option?
Depression on this level is something I really don’t understand. Rather its only actually feeling it that I don’t understand. I know enough to know that it isn’t just having a “blue” day or something a person can just get over. God may just chose to heal someone of it, but to just dismiss it, as some do, as something that can just be cured or lost if someone seeks God enough doesn’t seem realistic. Nor does it show compassion, which is something we, as a Christian, should have…
The reason I bring this up as I’ve been thinking of a friend at work who committed suicide a couple of years ago. I wonder…where is he now? I am comforted by Romans 9:39. “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus, our Lord.”
I think that as a Christian, we may step out of Gods will, but not out of His care. You know, I praise God I have not suffered serious depression, or feelings of suicide, but if I ever should, I know these will not separate me from the love of God. The victory and the glory of Christ cannot be snatched from Him because I go off the rails, in a matter of speaking.
Just some thoughts … have a blessed day everyone!