The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Be in the moment

Camera guy

Perfect vacation tip #5: Take lots of pictures, then turn off the camera

Ocean sunrise


Mark, Mom, and I all love taking photos (and the photos in this lunchtime series are by all three of us).

Ocean dawn


We took tons of photos during our vacation, but I also left my camera behind on purpose at certain times.

Sunset on Pawleys
Island


Sure, I missed some stunning shots, but I was even more present right where I was without a camera to mediate between myself and the world.

Photographer yoga


I guess the lesson from this post is the same as from the last --- being in the moment is worth the price.

Improve your garden soil the cheap and easy way, with cover crops.



This post is part of our Gratuitous Vacation Photos lunchtime series.  Read all of the entries:


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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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