Though Barbora Batokova grew up in the city, she's always been a country girl at heart. In fact, she has fond memories of time spent with her family outside the city foraging mushrooms. This love of mushrooms stayed with her as she moved from her native Czech Republic to the United States for university. And as a way to stay connected with her heritage, she revisited the idea of photographing and foraging mushrooms.
Bees are critical to American agriculture. They pollinate over $15 billion worth of crops across our country each year.
What if you could capture the world's most mysterious and magnificent natural wonders in the palm of your hand?
We often associate a “wonderland” with winter, but visiting Japan’s Tochigi prefecture is a whole other kind of dreamscape. When the clock turns to spring, it’s a time when the wisteria trees are in full bloom. The effect is magical; they cloak the landscape with trailing canopies of purple, pale pink, white, and even yellow blooms.
Forgetting to water your plants happens from time to time.
Every year, villages, towns, and cities across Japan warmly welcome spring with waves of cherry blossoms.
If you've ever been on a hiking trail and seen a manmade stack of rocks, then you've encountered a cairn. Since prehistoric times, humans have stacked rocks as waymarkers or memorials. Scotland, in particular, is rife with cairns and, in fact, the word comes from the Gaelic word càrn meaning “heap of stones.” In more modern times, cairns have been used to mark trails and mountains, help give directions, and even provide wind shelters.
Nature can be generous and bless a community with two wonders in the same place.
Trees have a certain steadfast, understated beauty.
Professionally, Jónína Guðrún Óskarsdóttir works as the head nurse at a small healthcare center. In her spare time, she loves to photograph and share her surroundings. Luckily for us, since she lives on the eastern coast of Iceland, her surroundings are incredible. As you might imagine, she has plenty of opportunities to photograph the aurora borealis.
Leaves come in a myriad of colors and shapes, dyeing landscapes in vibrant hues throughout the year.
Clouds are funny things.