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Angela searches the world wide web - December 3, 2011

I'm back at my desk after spending about a month away from my computer. Like completely away - (except one Sunday I thought it prudent to at least check my email) - I know I'm behind on my work, on organizing the camps, on responding to email and to those of you who have been waiting I truly apologize. I know I have missed opportunities.

While in the Baja I decided to not rush to pin on Pinterest, post on Facebook, add to my blog, Twitter what I was doing - I instead woke up and watched the sunrise over the mountains, swam in the ocean, read books, converse with friends + family and basically, totally unplugged. Haven't you noticed that when on holidays some people still rush to the internet cafes to make sure all is in order - I chose to just shut it all off this time. No television, no internet - nada.

This post was inspired by searching the world in a different way - no updates on Tumblrs, websites or other things I normally search for - in this post I chose to see the world through different eyes. Please take a moment and watch the TED Talk at the end - I think you'll like it.

Rainbow clouds.
The arc isn't a rainbow in the traditional sense—it is caused by light passing through wispy, high-altitude cirrus clouds.

Weaver bird nests.
The male builds the nest to attract the female. The female inspects the nest and destroys it if she doesn't like it so the male can start over again.

image: Shirish Totade

Fruit doves.

image: marksontok

Ice crystals

image: Kvisten

Bioluminescent organisms.
For centuries, sailors in the Indian Ocean have told stories of seas glowing with a dim, white light at night. Bioluminescence is a process in which living organisms produce light.

image: rbrogdon

Nature’s beauty can be easily missed -- but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.

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